WorldWide Drilling Resource

19 APRIL 2021 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® Robit to Provide Drilling Supplies to Gold Mine Robit and Agnico Eagle have signed a long-term cooperation agreement of drilling consumables supply to Kittilä mine, the largest gold mine in Europe, employing about 500 employees and 800 contractors. Tommi Lehtonen, CEO of Robit Group said, “We are excited of this collabora- tion, which in addition to product supply, offers an opportunity to develop our prod- ucts together with one of the leading mining companies.” Jari Kolehmainen, production manager at Kittilä mine, Agnico Eagle Finland Oy is also pleased, stating, “We are delighted with this agreement and expecting a long-term and close collaboration. Together we have an opportunity to develop drilling consumables, e.g. diamond button bits and Sense Systems products, to serve customer needs even better.” Breaking News WHO’S IN THE NEWS Additional announcements from Water Systems Council, Sullair, and HammerHead Trenchless can be found by clicking this box in our online issue: Send your Who’s in the News to: Jari Kolehmainen, production manager at Kittilä mine, Agnico Eagle Finland; Kimmo Kangas, sales manager Finland, Robit; Janne Saukko general supervisor at Kittilä mine, Agnico Eagle Finland; and Kari Alenius, VP Finland, Robit. Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Announcements Introducing SME’s new president William “Bill” Edgerton. Keith N. Spence received the Mineral Economics Award. David R. Williams was selected for the Environmental Stewardship Distinguished Service Award.