Fortescue Metals Group has awarded ABB a contract price $35.6 million to offer variable velocity drives and motors at its Iron Bridge undertaking in Western Australia.
ABB was chosen for its vitality environment friendly motors and drives. The water cooled variable velocity drives might be put in in eight change rooms and operated by a separate transformer exterior the room, to cut back the warmth generated inside.
This implies the room requires much less vitality to keep up a room temperature of 25 levels Celsius.
ABB’s drives will even help a better voltage 33-kilovolt community which eliminates the necessity for a decrease voltage intermediate switchboard, decreasing the general undertaking price.
Fortescue additionally chosen ABB’s excessive voltage induction motors to energy high-pressure grinding rolls, grinding mills and baghouse followers to separate ore from mud.
“We’ve labored intently with the Iron Bridge group to make sure that we delivered an vitality environment friendly, dependable and revolutionary resolution,” ABB Movement Australia enterprise supervisor Mike Briggs mentioned.
“We’re particularly happy to have received each the drive and the motor enterprise and sit up for persevering with our sturdy relationship with Fortescue past the supply of this undertaking and supporting them all through the mine’s lifecycle.”
A three way partnership between Fortescue Metals Group Magnetite and Formosa Metal, the Iron Bridge undertaking is anticipated to be accomplished within the first half of 2022.
As soon as full, Iron Bridge is anticipated to ship 22 million tonnes every year of high-grade 67 per cent iron magnetite focus product.