A stone's throw from the polar circle, deep in the heart of the Norwegian mountains, our autonomous transport solution is changing the game at Brønnøy Kalk quarry. Consisting of seven autonomous vehicles transporting limestone on a five-kilometer stretch between the mine and the crusher without a safety driver, the partnership marks a new era for the quarrying and mining industry. An era where humans and machines work side by side to revolutionize safety, productivity and efficiency.
Brønnøy Kalk is a challenging environment, with demanding weather patterns and ground situations. Our in-house developed virtual driver and autonomy enabled trucks are designed to provide a high-integrity safety solution in a variety of conditions.
Autonomous trucks can operate 24/7, without the need for scheduled breaks. This means Brønnøy Kalk can maximize efficiency and productivity, working round the clock.
Customers can operate the exact number of machines they need at a particular time or for aparticular project. This is easy to scale up or down.
Autonomy will remove people from hazardous working environments, improve efficiency of existing jobs and create new ones.
Volvo Autonomous Solutions is the transport provider at Brønnøy Kalk. Brønnøy’s expertise in extracting limestone, combined with our autonomous knowledge and technology, shows the potential for future commercial applications.
A shared vision for safer, more efficient, and more sustainable operations initiated the partnership between Volvo Autonomous Solutions and Brønnøy Kalk. Raymond Langfjord, Brønnøy Kalk's General Manager, reflects on the partnership and the progress we've made together.