Kiruna Wagon recently delivered the first of 40 new ore wagons to Norwegian iron ore mining company Rana Gruber AS. The wagon was presented at a delivery ceremony in Mo i Rana, which was attended, amongst others, by Lisbeth Berg-Hansen, representative to the Norwegian Parliament from Nordland. The first wagon has been decorated with a symbolic text which conveys that Rana Gruber, through the purchase of Kiruna Wagon’s BD wagon, is now ready for the upgrade of the Dunderland Line to a 30 t axle load, a case which is currently pending before the Norwegian National Rail Administration.“We are very happy and proud to have been chosen by Rana Gruber and to be able to contribute to a more efficient and environmentally-friendly ore transport in the Nordic countries”, said Kiruna Wagon’s Managing Director Fredrik Kangas. The wagon manufactured for Rana Gruber is a so-called Bottom Dumper (BD) which empties its load through a large bottom door. The low tare weight and the high axle load is the key to a more energy-saving and environmentally-friendly transportation. The wagons represent an investment of NOK60 million, and will increase capacity while decreasing the environmental impact in the future. The wagons will be used for ore transport etween the mine in Ørtfjell and the dressing plant in Gullsmedvik.