Gold Mine Switchboard

Avid supplied two modular containerised switchrooms for an overseas gold mine in West africa. The switch rooms were manufactured from modified sea containers with three 40′ containers joined to create a large Process Plant room. An 18m long back-to-back Low Voltage Eaton switchboard was manufactured by Avid and installed into one of the room modules, while a 5-tier HV Eaton board was installed into another module. A separate 20′ container was fitted out with another LV board for the Feed Plant. The rooms were fitted with a UPS providing battery backup to critical systems as well as lighting and power circuits. A VESDA system was also installed throughout. Following integration and testing, the switch room was disassembled ready for transport by sea and road to Africa.

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