HV Transformer Installation and Powerline Upgrades

Future Power was engaged to provide all necessary labour, supervision, materials and equipment for the installation of a HV Transformer and upgrade of the powerline at Degrussa Copper Mine.  This work included:

  • Installation of the overhead powerlines between two poles, replacing the existing cherry conductor with phosphorous conductor. This included all testing and connections required to make the system live following installation.
  • The design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of a new 500kVA transformer and a circuit breaker in a pole mounted enclosure replacing the existing 250kVA transformer.
  • Removal of the existing LV mains from the transformer pole to the underground compressor distribution board and installation of a new LV mains from the new pole mounted circuit breaker enclosure to the underground compressor distribution board.

The project was completed on time, on budget and without incident.