Thesis - Product lifetime GHG emissions, Epiroc 2020

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Thesis - Product lifetime GHG emissions, Epiroc 2020

Thesis Product lifetime GHG emissions 2020

Epiroc is a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries. With cutting-edge technology, Epiroc develops and produces innovative drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment, and provides world-class service and consumables.

Epiroc Rock Drills AB in Örebro with over 2500 employees both develop, manufacture and market rock drilling equipment for mining and construction work all over the world. As a thesis student you will have the opportunity to work in an open and friendly environment, where we are committed to always find new innovative solutions through collaboration both within the team and externally. Join our journey towards developing future technology within electrification and automation.

Functional area: Global SHEQ
Recruiting manager: Joakim von Bothmer Global SHEQ Manager
Phone: +46196707681

Education background: Mechanical engineering, Industrial engineering, Quality & Environmental management, Society programs with focus on Environment, Planning and Sustainability programs.

Level of thesis project: Bachelor’s thesis

Number of students in the project: 1 student (2 students works as well)


This project is intended to give Epiroc a tool to use when defining GHG (Green House Gases) footprint from the whole life cycle of production and use of our equipment. From mining, through our manufacturing suppliers, to our manufacturing and assembly, to the use of product and to end of life.


GHG emissions and especially CO2 emissions is in focus worldwide to ensure compliance to the Paris agreement and also to the UN Sustainability goals. Epiroc wants to contribute in best way and need tools to identify where we emit the most and how much. Also our customer’s requests this information in a higher content.


Your mission in this project will be to identify emissions in all steps through a products life cycle. Mainly by using known facts from already done studies around universities and other sources. You also need to identify if we can use simplified calculations or more complicated ones. A tool in Excel or similar software can be used where we easily can input our known values about the machine and get GHG output in a simple form.

  1. GHG emissions through the lifecycle of our capital equipment
  2. GHG emissions through the lifecycle of our spare parts and consumables
  3. GHG emissions through the lifecycle of our remanufactured parts


This is more of a desktop analyse and you need to be eager to find and understand Environmental and Sustainability analysis and studies. You need to have a high interest in these questions (GHG, global climate) with an understanding and balanced point of view of other stakeholder’s interests. It is of great interest if you also have a basic understanding for manufacturing and industry in general.

How to apply:

Does this sound interesting, and do you feel this is a match? Log in to the recruitment system. If you are new to the system, you need to start by making a profile. Do not forget to attach your CV and a short letter about your-self, describing why you are applying for this thesis. Please note that we do not accept applications via email. Send your application as soon as possible, but no later than November 14th.

United. Inspired. Performance unites us, Innovation inspires us, and commitment drives us to keep moving forward.

In the 150 countries where you can find Epiroc, we encourage our employees to take ownership of their own development and careers with the support from their leaders.

We are committed to give you every opportunity to succeed in a culture of innovation, diversity and collaboration, combined with a caring atmosphere.

Diversity and sustainability are key to grow fresh and innovative ideas and solutions for our customers. Epiroc is a leading manufacturer for the mining and infrastructure industries. Learn more at www.epirocgroup.com

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Thesis - Product lifetime GHG emissions, Epiroc 2020