Whaleback M103 Drive Upgrade

Improve operations of the M103 Conveyor
Client & Department BHP Projects
Location Mt Whaleback Mine Site
Project No. & Name M103 Drive Upgrade
Value 280K
Date 2015
Project Duration 7 Days

As a continuous improvement project BHP contracted the replacement of the M103 conveyor, drive motor and rotor resistor cubicle to increase the processing of Iron Ore.

The Electrical upgrade for this project.

  • De-commission of existing Motor and Drive Assembly
  • Installation of new 6KV Motor and Drive for M103 Conveyor
  • Installation of a new rotor resistor cubicle
  • Modifications to HV CT’s inside the substation Feeder
  • Installation of Feeder Modules
  • Installation of Fibre Optic  cable and complete termination
  • Recalibration of the belt weight meter
  • Design and Installation of over 300 metres of Cabling Systems
  • Electrical Commissioning of the Project
  • Completing a Project inside of a limited Shut Down period
  • Performing majority of the installation working at Heights
  • Working closely with multi-disciplined trades
  • Amalgamation of the new equipment with the existing
  • Fault finding on existing equipment

Due to a sound knowledge of BHP specifications and expectations Weststate have a very clear understanding of the importance in completing the project in a safe and timely manner exceeding the client expectations.

  • Extensive knowledge of the BHP systems and procedures
  • A well developed culture among workers who have extensive experience in the mining industry
  • Provide added valued solutions
  •  LTI Free Project
  •  Client feed back was commended by management
  • Due to the success of the project Weststate was engaged in repeat business at BHP.