SMV AS har fått Endebrekkerkontrakt

Press release: Contract award!

On February 27, SMV signed a contract with Hydro for the delivery of 3 electric Crustbreaker in 2025, with an option for 2 more by 2027

The electric Crust Breaker Vehicle (eCBV) are customized special machines that previously used diesel engines for propulsion and power source. Now will the eCBV be equipped with lithium battery technology and electric motors for future emission reduction and environmental improvement. The machines will be used for work in electrolysis cells at Hydro's aluminum plants in Norway.

Operating in an environment with strong magnetism, demanding tasks, and high availability requirements calls for robust solutions and good working conditions for the operators who will use them.

We at SMV are very pleased that Hydro chose our solution. This is something our employees have worked hard and long to achieve, and we look forward to a good project collaboration with Hydro to jointly contribute to a greener industrial development.

The contract is a milestone in SMV's history and falls within our core competence of designing, building, and commissioning innovative and customized solutions for our customers. The contract ensures staffing levels through 2024 and is expected to be ready for delivery in early summer 2025.

"There will also be a need to hire more skilled people at various levels, including mechanics, engineers, and some to take over from talented employees who will retire this year after 30-40 years of service," says Lars Hovda, managing director.

The model sketch below shows the machine to be delivered.

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