Volvo Trucks has entered into an agreement with Norwegian Brønnøy Kalk AS to supply its first commercial solution with self-propelled vehicles that will transport limestone from the flash to the nearest port.
The agreement is the result of recent automation projects in the field of mining, sugarcane harvesting and garbage collection, but this is the first time Volvo Trucks launches a solution commercially for a client. Instead of buying only self-propelled trucks, the agreement with Brønnøy Kalk includes a general transport solution, namely the transportation of limestone between the two terminals.
“It's amazing that we have reached the point where we deliver solutions with self-propelled vehicles. The work is done in a specific area with predetermined routes, and we will continue to work on how we can make the most of the solution and adapt it to the specific needs of customers. It is about cooperation in developing new solutions that provide the widest possible flexibility, efficiency and increased productivity, ”said Sasko Kuklev, director of Autonomous Solutions at Volvo Trucks, in a press release.
The agreement includes that the customer purchases a full transport service and pays for the received ton.