The engineers at ANEED Consult have been keys to the success of several large projects including the following:
Iron Ore – Mining expansion studies in Pilbara, WA
Undertook a selection and definition phase studies related to non-process infrastructure for new mining, port and maintenance facilities, including:
A team of electrical and control system discipline engineers was responsible for development of concepts and definitions for power and control provision to required facilities providing a safe and cost effective project outcome compliant to regulatory legislations and to Australian and relevant mining standards.
Minerals processing facility – Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade Identification Phase Study, Goldfields WA
Aging electrical equipment become high risk assets for maintenance, operational safety and facility reliability. As study manager and lead electrical engineer in this option study, the electrical assets in the Minerals Processing facility that require renewal for improving reliability, reducing hazard exposure to personnel and reducing maintenance and unplanned downtime were identified.
In the identification phase of the project, two critical substations were identified for renewal. An assessment of the plant operational requirements, the electrical distribution infrastructure and substation arrangements led to a report for option selection by the client engineering team.
On completion of the option select workshop, the go-forward option was formulated which included the provision of a transportable MCC room to replace the existing substation and the complete re-cabling of the multi-structural process plant up to each electrical consumer and control system field devices. The project was completed up to definition and construction estimate phase for evaluation by the Stakeholders budget committee. Unfortunately, priorities changed and the implementation did not go ahead.
Petrochemical factory - Replacement of Critical UPS distribution panels, SA
In a Petrochemical factory one of the most critical electrical distribution switchboards are the steam plant common UPS distribution board. The factory is divided into four production streams paired into two, sharing common facilities. The statutory plant inspection and maintenance shutdowns are scheduled in cycles providing total shutdown of one pair production stream only every 8 years. It is only possible during this opportunity to do any maintenance or upgrade to the common UPS distribution. The original LV switchgear and related control panels, which has been in service for more than 25 years, has been identified to be critical to the long term operation of the facility and became warn-out in the harsh environment and spare parts became not readily available. A modern switchgear manufacturer has been selected by the plant owner to provide the works for the switchgear renewal.
The lead engineer’s role was firstly, to do the basic engineering and scope of works enabling the plant owner to request tenders from the market and secondly to provide the detail engineering, design, factory testing, site construction support and the commissioning engineer role under subcontract for the switchgear manufacturer.
This renewal project required detail activity planning and tight schedule during the factory scheduled statutory maintenance shutdown windows providing as little as 5 days to remove old switchgear, reroute cables, install new switchgear and commission plant equipment ready for start-up again.