Wilson Transformer Company has provided many transformer solutions to the Mining Industry with many varying sizes of transformers.
We have transformers installed in different mine sites around Australia such as Alcan Gove Operations, Kestrel mine, Mount Isa mines, Mount Todd Gold mine, and Olympic Dam mine.
Case 1 – Mount Isa, Australia
Xstrata Copper (Glencore Mines)
1 x 15MVA 132/11kV power transformer 1 x 75MVA 220kV power transformer
Glencore are the world’s largest exporter of seaborne thermal coal used to generate electricity and one of the largest producers of coal used to make steel and other industrial applications. Glencore employ more than 17,000 people, including contractors, globally, with the majority working out of the New South Wales Hunter Valley and Queensland’s Bowen Basin in Australia, and the Witbank area of South Africa.
Case 2 – Newcrest Telfer Site, Australia
1 x 20/25MVA 33/11kV power transformer 1 x 9.5MVA 33/11kV power transformer
The Telfer mine site is a fly-in-fly-out operation, 400 kilometres east-south-east of Port Hedland and approximately 1,300 kilometres north-east of the state’s capital, Perth. The ore from the mining operations is processed to produce gold ore and a copper-gold concentrate. In recent years, Wilson Transformer Company has supplied product and supported Newcrest Mining in services to deliver the necessary power to the mine.
Case 3 – Solomon Mine, Australia
Fortescue Metals Group (FMG)
67 distribution transformers from 2,000kVA to 4,000kVA up to 33kV
Mining commenced at Firetail in late 2012. The Train Load Out facility was commissioned in late November 2012 and the first ore was transported on the new Fortescue Hamersley Line in December 2012. Stage One of the US$3.2 billion development was officially opened on 6 May 2013. It produces 20mtpa. In March 2014, Fortescue officially opened its 40mtpa Kings Valley project at the Solomon Hub, marking the completion of the US$9.2 billion expansion of its Pilbara operations. The Firetail and Kings Valley projects have evolved Fortescue’s product mix.
Case 4 – Roy Hill, Australia
UGL Engineering Ltd (power transformer) Decmil Australia (distribution transformer)
4 x 70/100MVA 220/66-33kV power transformer 1 x 10MVA 33/11kV power transformer 1 x 315kVA 33,000/433V kiosk distribution transformer
The Roy Hill Project is a 55 million tonne per annum (Mtpa) iron ore mining, rail and port project developed in West Australia’s Pilbara region. Situated approximately 115 kilometres north of Newman, Roy Hill is a world-class, low phosphorus, Marra Mamba iron ore deposit located in the Pilbara – one of the world’s premier iron ore provinces – and the only independent iron ore project with West Australian majority ownership. Wilson Transformer Company delivered all the power transformers on time with exceptional performance during manufacture and installation.