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Schneider Electric partners with Samsung C&T for Roy Hill’s port facility

Schneider Electric has partnered with Samsung C&T to deliver 12 switch rooms and the supply of electrical distribution equipment, as part of the Roy Hill Project.

Located in WA in the Pilbara region, the Roy Hill Project is a 55 million tonne per annum iron ore mining, rail and port project.

Samsung C&T is the lead engineering, procurement and construction provider for Roy Hill and has selected Schneider Electric to deliver an integrated electrical solution which will include; medium voltage equipment, low voltage power distribution, variable speed drives, uninterruptible power supplies, DC battery chargers and cooling equipment for the switchrooms.

The total solution will power all facilities at the purpose built port.

Due to the environmental conditions the solution also had to comply with strict requirements relating to safety, seismic and cyclone activity as well as a number of other Australian standards.

With Roy Hill aiming to load its first shipment of ore for export in 2015 from Port Hedland; responsiveness and ability to deliver on time were critical to Schneider Electric’s success.

Joe Craparotta, VP Energy Business, Schneider Electric commented, “our experience both locally and globally within the mining and oil and gas industry helped us put forward a complex bid in a timely manner. Our global presence in the mining sector also allowed our teams in Australia and Korea to work collaboratively with Samsung C&T.”

“Our project commitment will also include site supervision for installation and commissioning. Energy intensive environments are one of our core areas of expertise and I’m really proud of the technical complexity delivered by our team in such a short time frame.”

[Image courtsey: Roy Hill]

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