Tasiast Gold Optimisation Project Upgrade

Our Involvement

E,I&C design, drafting, fabrication, installation and commissioning including:

  • Supervision of electrical switchboards, VSD and switchroom construction
  • (33kV down to 415V) in Jakarta –Indonesia
  • Programming/Configuration of HV protection relays, MV VSDs, LV VSDs, LV DOL Protection Relays
  • Factory Acceptance testing of switchboards, VSDs and switchrooms
  • As Building of drawings, QA/QC for all electrical equipment
  • Plant wide PLC and SCADA System:
    • Control paneling
    • Power Station Controls system
    • Perth based design and FAT
    • Site installation and commissioning
    • Control panels design and construction
    • Process control network and architecture design

Project Profile

SGC Australia were awarded the plant wide design and commissioning of the Electrical switchboards, PLC and SCADA systems on Phase 1 of the Tasiast Expansion Project in Mauritania. The project involved the design, fabrication, shipping, installation and commissioning of 10 switch-rooms, 30+ control panels requiring 200+ drawings for both the process plant and three power stations.

Phase 1 expansion of gold process:

  • Increase mill throughput from 8k to 12k t/day
  • Install a new Primary Crushing Facility
  • Install new SAG Mill and upgrade the Electrical systems to cope with the increased demand
  • Upgrade existing Ball Mills CIL and Floatation circuits
  • Increasing crushing and grinding facilities

Products Handled


Products Used

  • New Schneider M580 PLCs
  • New Schneider Altivar VSD controllers
  • New Schneider SCADA Wonderware
  • New Siemens Ruggedcom Network
  • switches RS2100
  • New Siemens Ruggedcom Network
  • switches i800
  • New Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series
  • Switches
  • New HV and LV switchboards
  • Co-ordination of 3 independent power stations on islanded grid

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