Epiroc has won a large mining equipment order from CITIC Pacific Mining in Australia. CITIC Pacific Mining has ordered a fleet of Epiroc Pit Viper 271 XC blasthole drill rigs with advanced automation features for use at the Sino Iron open-pit mine in the Pilbara region in Western Australia. The powerful Pit Viper drills will be used to drill for magnetite, one of the main iron ores. Delivery will begin in 2023. The Pit Viper drills are manufactured in Texas, United States. They will be installed with automation features including AutoDrill, which allows for up to 100% of the hole drilling cycle to be in automatic mode with high consistency and reliability of operations; and AutoLevel, which minimizes the time it takes to level and delevel and hence provides more time drilling.