JOHANNESBURG ( – Sweden-based international iron-ore mining, processing and trading group Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB (LKAB) on Tuesday reported that it had inaugurated the deepest new production level, the seventh main level, at the world's largest underground iron-ore mine, in northern Sweden.

The miner implemented Canadian rail technology company Bombardier Transportation’s Interflo 150 train control technology to enable operations 1 365 m below the surface at the Kiruna iron-ore mine.

Bombardier provided the system, which would secure and increase production for the next 15 to 20 years, as a subcontractor to Midroc Electro, which was delivering a fully automatic process control and train transportation system to LKAB for the new mining level.

Source: Mining Weekly ; See full article