Run of mine infrastructure upgrade for Queensland mine
Waterline provided a Queensland mine with optioneering, design and commissioning for the successful upgrade
In mid 2018, Goonyella Riverside Mine and Waterline worked together to forge a plan to breathe new life into the mine’s existing ROM 1 infrastructure in Moranbah, Queensland, Australia. The project was designed to mitigate the high-risks associated with existing infrastructure that supplies electrical energy to the run-of-mine system feeding the preparation plant. With a four-week window available in mid-late 2019 for a maintenance shutdown, the race was on to plan the best possible solution for the upgrade and deliver it for completion within the 12-month schedule.
After a thorough analysis by the Waterline team, the decision was made to make the existing distribution infrastructure redundant. This was to be done by installing a new state-of-the-art 2MVA switch room and transformer adjacent to the existing. This included interfacing critical existing field infrastructure with new.
With client approval, it was time to get cracking and complete the design, ready for implementation. Waterline compiled detailed designs and tender packages under budget and ahead of schedule to give the project the best chance of success.
Once construction started, Waterline raised their hand in support and helped the construction team to meet the tight deadlines with ongoing assistance. Additionally, Waterline provided technical advice and created engineering solutions during construction, plus played a major part in legislative testing, planning and commissioning of the electrical works during the shutdown window.
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