Dannemora Mineral AB
The Dannemora iron ore mine dates back to the 15th century but was closed down for good in 1992. At least, that’s what they thought. Now, 20 years later, mining operations are being resumed and in April 2012, the newly constructed sorting plant started its crude oil production for commercial use.
Long-term supply agreements
Long-term supply agreements have been signed. Three of the agreements were with European steel companies: the German Thyssen Krupp AG, ROGESA Roheisengesellschaft Saar mbH and the Austrian Salzgitter Flachstahl AG for 300 000 tons of iron ore products per annum each, starting in 2012.
A five-year agreement is also signed with Stemcor UK Ltd for up to 600 000 tons of iron ore products per annum starting in 2013.
Supply plans have been drawn up in consultation with the customers and these cover production for 2012 and 2013 in addition to 80 per cent of production for an additional three years.
30 per cent women in the first shift
Dannemora Magnetit AB runs operations in and around Dannemora and is also responsible for prospecting activities. The business is being run by CEO Pär Göting.
Recruitment to the industrial organisation took place in 2011 and the departmental heads that are part of the operative management group in Dannemora are now in place. The recruitment process has been successful. Every one of the managers has specialist expertise and several have backgrounds in the mining industry.
When the recruitment of the first production shift was complete, 30 per cent of them were women, which meets the company’s goals for a modern mine with both sexes equally represented.
Dannemora’s organisation has a modern structure with shorter lead times, state-of-the-art machine equipment and a modern, flat process organisation with short decision paths and the goal of having at least 30 % female employees.
Dannemora mine was shut down in 1992 by SSAB. Resumed mining operations are expected to generate 2.5 million tons of crude ore in full production, which is almost triple the level of production compared with when the mine was last operating.