Rockwell Automation has been awarded the contract to supply low and medium voltage equipment and automation solutions for one of Debswana’s project in Letlhakane Mine. The project is known as Letlhakane Mine’s Tailings Resource Treatment Project (LMTRTP), which includes a treatment plant, a 66 kV power line and other infrastructure and services.
Debswana Diamond Company is a 50% 50% partnership between the Botswana Government and DeBeers. The company operates four mines – Jwaneng, Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Diamond Mines in Botswana.
Rockwell Automation has been assigned to install a number of low and medium voltage variable speed drives into the plant’s E-Houses to drive various pumps, belt feeders and crusher units, and mineral processing equipment. “We proposed our PowerFlex series which will be fitted to customised drive panels, installed in E-Houses, and controlled by a Rockwell Automation solution in accordance with the Debswana standards,” says Pat Colarossi, Account Manager – Mining & Metals, Sub Saharan Africa, Rockwell Automation.
With regards to the automation solution, Rockwell Automation has proposed a Mining Solution, which combines plant-wide control technologies and unmatched scalability. This will be achieved by using Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture with all the core capabilities of a world-class distributed control system using the Internet of Things. This is to achieve a complete Connected Enterprise providing a Digital Dashboard for the process control.