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Emotron delivers large drives to the Ravensthorpe mine in Australia

Emotron has received a large order for AC drives built in IP54 cabinets to the Ravensthorpe mine in Australia. The project includes 30 drives with a total power of 10 MW. Emotron delivered drives already in 2005 in co-operation with their local partner Emsby (today SIEMENS). When it was time to upgrade the mine, Ravensthorpe decided to use the same supplier as before.

[19 November 2010]

“We are very pleased and proud about this order, it is a good example of the strength in our technology. Our products are simple, robust and reliable and this repeat order show once again that if you try our products once, you will continue to use them.” Says Ola Olsson, Vice President International Sales at Emotron.

The project was ordered in November 2010 and will be shipped in 8-10 weeks, which also shows that Emotron has the capability to deliver large projects in very short time period.

The Ravensthorpe mine

The Ravensthorpe integrated mine and primary processing facility is located 35km east of Ravensthorpe, in a band of remnant vegetation in an agricultural region next to the Fitzgerald River National Park about 570km south-east of Perth, Western Australia, and 155km west of Esperance.

The project involves open-pit mining from three nickel deposits, and a hydrometallurgical process plant to produce up to 50,000t of contained nickel and 1,400t of contained cobalt per annum in a mixed hydroxide intermediate product (MHP) for further processing at BHP Billiton's Yabulu Nickel Refinery in Queensland.