2019-03 |

Information regarding ore transports

We receive a number of questions about our ore transports between the mine in Kaunisvaara and Pitkäjärvi. Here are some facts which you are welcome to share.

We have a dispensation issued by the Swedish Transport Administration to use 90-tonne ore rigs. As regards the distance between ore rigs, we are required to keep a minimum of four (4) minutes distance between loaded ore rigs, which applies only to ore rigs on their way from Kaunisvaara to Pitkäjärvi. The background to this condition is that the road surface needs time to recover between individual ore rigs.


At the bridges across the Torne River and the Tärendö River, where traffic lights have been put up, our loaded ore rigs are supposed to keep to the “bridge centre”, that is, drive on the centre of the bridge, and it is not permitted pass other traffic on the bridges. The background to this is that the load on the bridges is to be distributed in the best way. This applies even if for some reason the traffic lights are out of action.


Otherwise, the same regulations apply to our ore rigs as to all other road users. However, we try always to keep a distance between ore rigs to make things as easy as possible for other road users, and to keep the production flow as even as possible.

See you on the road, drive carefully!

2020-10 | Safety

1,200 MSEK (115 MEUR) investment in Kaunisvaara-Svappavaara roads

The Swedish Transport Administration and Kaunis Iron AB have signed an agreement under which Kaunis Iron will contribute 127 MSEK to reinforcement and rerouting of the road stretch between Kaunisvaara and Svappavaara.
2020-02 | Corporate news

PR: Impressive year-end closing for Kaunis Iron’s first operating year

Net sales for 2019 amounted to 1,619 mSEK, with income after financial items at 389 mSEK. Cash flow from current business amounted to no less than 491 mSEK.
2020-02 | Corporate news

PR: Åsa Allan becomes Deputy CEO of Kaunis Iron

Åsa Allan has been appointed Deputy CEO of Kaunis Iron. In her new role, she will have a clear responsibility for the company’s strategic matters in the fields of sustainability, prospecting and communication.
2019-12 | Corporate news

Favourable decision for Kaunis Iron!

With just a few days to go to Christmas, Kaunis Iron receives a favourable decision. The Land and Environment Court announces that it intends to coordinate the request