What we do

LKAB Wassara offers a range of drilling systems and tools that utilize a unique water-powered technology to deliver superior drilling performance and environmental sustainability.

We develop

We manufacture

We drill

We service & sell


From the LKAB Wassara main offices in Stockholm, the Wassara Design & Development-engineers work closely together with the Production team, Product Managers, and our Drilling Technology Center in Malmberget.

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An important prerequisite for effective design and development at LKAB Wassara has been that it has been possible to perform tests on LKAB’s production drilling rigs in the LKAB iron ore mines.

This has led to an effective and contiuous development of our water-powered hammers, especially the W100 hammer that is the most commonly used by the LKAB drilling-teams.

Commitment and innovation

Since the development of the first Wassara water-powered DTH Hammer in 1988, the commitment to develop energy-efficient, precise and powerful drilling systems and related products, has remained the same.

With an in-house eco-system of development, testing and manufacturing we ensure that our Design & Development-department can continue to optimize and innovate.


With an ever increasing machine park and highly qualified and experienced team-members, the LKAB Wassara Production Team ensures that every Hammer, System and Spare Part is up to our high standard.

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The LKAB Wassara Production-team work out of the factory located at the Wassara main offices in Stockholm. Manufacturing equipment and systems for a field like DTH drilling demands an attention to detail and a dedication to delivering high-quality fabrication.

Manufacturing Services

Since 2022, LKAB Wassaras is proud to offer various machining and grinding capabilities for external offers.


Our Drilling Technology Center, with its drilling-operators and technicians, have accumulated decades of experience of drilling with our water-powered hammers in the LKAB iron ore mines.

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The LKAB Wassara Drilling Technology Center’s main functions all of which add great benefits to customers / units within the Group: LKAB Wassara R&D, LKAB production drilling and LKAB Exploration Drilling. 

LKAB Wassara has currently several Production Drill Rigs performing various types of drilling for the LKAB Mines in Malmberget and Kiruna.

Core drilling as a method for tracking and logging Iron Ore-deposits has become increasingly important in the mines, and is now also a type of drilling performed by LKAB Wassara-staff and equipment. in the mines.

1,4 million meters

The total length of Wassara hammer-drilled blast holes in the LKAB Mines per year

70 %

Reduced cost of drilling in the LKAB Mines since the introduction of Wassara-hammers

1991 year

The year Wassara-hammers was incorporated in the LKAB Mines

Global Sales & Services

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