Ampcontrol delivers new high voltage mine infrastructure

Mining, infrastructure, energy and industrial group Ampcontrol has designed, manufactured and installed integrated high voltage infrastructure for a new mine in central New South Wales.

The Tomago company was asked to design the infrastructure needed to take production at the mine from 6.4Mta to 7.5Mta per annum.

The 132/11kV project includes a 40/50MVA transformer, c/w 11kV substation, 3000A 11kV switchboard and associated protection system.

As part of the project Ampcontrol designed, manufactured and tested a 40/50MVA 132/11kV transformer (pictured), with a final fully assembled weight of 85 tonnes.

The transformer was fully tested in house in Ampcontrol’s transformer facility, before being filled with oil above the core and coil assembly for transport to the mine, where site erection work was undertaken by Ampcontrol’s High Voltage Service team.

The transformer will be energised at a later date during major site shutdown works.

The Ampcontrol group includes mining electrical design and manufacturing company, Mining Electrics (ATF), gas, flame and environmental monitoring instruments and systems group Austech, and industrial lighting manufacturer Burn Brite.

Picture: Ampcontrol

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