Norwegian mine providing clean energy minerals to be electrified

Norge Mining is collaborating with ABB on a front-end engineering and design study on electrification of a new Norwegian mine set to start operations in 2028. The deposit contains large resources of phosphate, titanium, vanadium and subsequently phosphorus – four key EU-designated critical raw minerals that are essential for the clean energy transition and global food security. The mine will supply minerals used in electric vehicles and solar panels, and in fertilizer demand, for at least 50 years.
Norge Mining recently announced the new mine site in southern Norway, known as the Bjerkreim-Sokndal layered intrusion site. ABB and Norge Mining will explore electrification of the mining and downstream operations, including control system options. The ABB study will address electrification, automation and digitalisation to ensure maximum sustainability, cost-efficiency and productivity at the mine.