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Hire Project: Solomon Mine Site - 20MW Load Test

The Solomon iron ore mine site needed to test their existing GE turbines to ensure they were producing a stable load (LM 6000). As a result FMG hired UON to provide a 20MW load testing hire package; this involved the design, construction, installation and maintenance (the complete solution) of the hire equipment.

Project Name

20 MW Loadtest

Project Value

Not disclosed

Location

Solomon Mine Site (Pilbara Region)

Duration

Dec 2013 - forecast June 14

Summary

UON tests gas turbines on Solomon mine site for commissioning of mine power station.

Background Information

The Solomon iron ore mine site needed to test their existing GE turbines to ensure they were producing a stable load (LM 6000). As a result FMG hired UON to provide a 20MW load testing hire package; this involved the design, construction, installation and maintenance (the complete solution) of the hire equipment.

Key Success

The key success of the Solomon 20 MW Loadtest hire agreement is in the time efficiency. UON provided the complete solution within 3 weeks from design to maintenance. During this project UON also demonstrated its commitment to safety and flexible approach with the ability to adapt the load test package to the customer's requirements.

Equipment:

  • 5 x 6MVA Loadbanks
  • 5 x 5MVA Transformers 415-116V
  • 2 x 550kVA Generators
  • 1 x MCC Cubic Distribution Boards
  • LV cables
  • HV cables
  • Earthgrid
 
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