Tropicana 6MW Ball Mill Project – Western Australia

WAY was chosen to undertake the electrical and instrumentation installation associated with Anglo Gold Ashanti’s new 6MW Ball Mill Installation located at the Tropicana Gold Mine site 350 kilometres ENE of Kalgoorlie on the edge of WA’s Great Victoria Desert.

The installation comprised of multiple areas of work including tie ins to existing operational plant areas. New HV reticulation was installed to supply the new transformer and the new 6MW Ball Mill.

Additionally to the main scope WAY carried out the installation of 2 x 11kV Clip 3 Phase Current Limiting devices to reduce the potential fault current on the main HV Switchboard. This work was carried effectively over short shutdown periods to reduce the risk to the operating plant whilst having 1 feeder operational from the site power station.

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