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Sweden, Lappland - se/36

Ore Mine

NCC secured from LKAB a contract for the Avsankning M1250 project in Malmberget, at LKAB´s iron ore plant in Vití¥fors. The estimated value of the contract is SEK100 million in 2006 and an option for another SEK100 million in 2007, if LKAB use their option.The length of tunnel is approx. 8,600 metres this year (with option for approx. 9,000 m in 2007) and section is between 18-45 sq m. The geology is mostly granite and magnetite or hematite. The planned method of excavation is traditional drilling machine (Atlas Copco L2C 30) and explosives. The planned technique for reinforcement of the tunnel is bolts and sprayed concrete sometimes with fibres, sometimes without. Loaders and dumper trucks for muck haulage. Excavation starts on 1st February, 2006. Visit www.ncc.info or www.ncc.se, www.lkab.com and www.atlascopco.com 04/06.