A $24 million contract has been given to ABB by Newmont for its Tanami gold mine in the Northern Territory.
The recently-awarded contract will pave the way for the supply, installation and provision of long-term services for mine hoist mechanical and electrical systems for the production shaft at Tanami.
Two complete mine hoist systems, a double drum personnel-riding hoist and a friction hoist is set to be delivered over a 90-week time frame.
It comes as part of Newmont's Tanami Expansion 2 project that is set to increase the annual capacity of the processing site to 3.5 million tonnes a year, increasing from it's current 2.6 million tonne output. The life of the mine is poised to be extended beyond 2040 thanks to the contract.
“The Tanami expansion project (TE2) includes construction of a 5.4 meter shaft that can reach 1460 meters below surface depth to enable recovery of ore at a depth,” Newmont regional project director Neil Steyn said.
“This provides a viable solution to extend the mine and with an additional investment in processing is expected to increase production to 3.5 million tonnes per year.
“ABB’s in-house mechanical hoist design capability will help deliver a tailor-made solution in a cost effective way.”
Newmont will also be provided with digital applications by ABB, covering functional safety, a programmable logic controllers system, remote operations, shaft communication and drive systems technology
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