FULL SPEED AHEAD FOR CLIFFTON MINING
The last five years have seen Cliffton, become established and expand together with the mining industry in northern Sweden. To follow up this investment Cliffton has formed a department to focus its specialist skills on services for the mining industry, Cliffton Mining.
Cliffton Mining is a partner in the engineering and transport industries and has major undertakings in the mining industry in Norrland today. Custom solutions are offered for all types of contracting assignments. LKAB is one of the company’s most important customers today. Cliffton Mining handles all logistics in and around the open pit mine in Svappavaara, and has also logistic assignments in Gällivare.
The latest assignment is to handle transports for Northland Resources in Pajala. Cliffton Mining is responsible for transporting iron ore concentrate by truck from the new mine in Kaunisvaara to Pitkäjärvi. ”This shows fantastic confidence and it is a very important assignment. Northland is a major and very interesting player, and we believe and hope it will be a productive collaboration. We are doing our very best right now with the transportation. At full capacity we will have 60 trucks running with 300 drivers.” says Peter Engström, Department Manager at Cliffton Mining.
|Peter Engström, Department Manager at Cliffton Mining|
Cliffton Mining is transporting the ore concentrate from the mine with unique dispenser vehicles to Pitkäjärvi. From there the iron ore will be loaded onto railway wagons. Five million tons of iron ore will be transported every year at full capacity.
As one of the largest players today, Cliffton Mining has first-rate resources in the form of machines, know-how and competent employees. Having a large company behind you inspires confidence ”We have the local knowledge of a small company and familiarity with the region, while having the security of a large company behind us. This makes us an important player today.
We have had an incredible development in the last few years and expanded enormously on the mining front. We are expanding together with our customers and with the continued expansion of global demand. The mining industry is undergoing a major development in Sweden today and we hope to remain part of it also in the future,” concludes Peter Engström.