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04.10.2022 (168 Clicks)

International Award for Monitoring Solution: Award for the GUARD (Credits: Geobrugg) International Award for Monitoring Solution: Award for the GUARD

The Ground Engineering Awards brings together the leaders in the industry to celebrate the achievements of projects, people and businesses across geotechnical engineering. The Awards is open to any business involved in the ground engineering market.  

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04.10.2022 (207 Clicks)

POWTECH 22: Strong Comeback for the Meeting Place for Process Engineering (Credits: NürnbergMesse)POWTECH 22: Strong Comeback for the Meeting Place for Process Engineering

Huge joy at getting back together in the halls of the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre: POWTECH, Europe's leading trade fair for powders and bulk solids, brought delight to exhibitors and trade visitors after the enforced break due to Corona. There were around 9,000 trade visitors, increasingly coming from abroad (internationality: 43 percent), to the high-quality meeting of German and international bulk solids professionals.  

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03.10.2022 (182 Clicks)

Wärtsilä Upgrade Project will increase Power Output and Availability for Nevada Gold Mines


Wärtsilä Upgrade Project will increase Power Output and Availability for Nevada Gold Mines (credits: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä Upgrade Project will increase Power Output and Availability for Nevada Gold Mines (credits: Wärtsilä)

The technology group Wärtsilä will upgrade the performance of a captive power plant supplying electricity to a Nevada Gold Mines mining operation in the USA. The customised lifecycle upgrade is estimated to increase the facility’s power output on each generating set by 8%, support operational reliability, and ensure its availability during peak periods. Furthermore, it will avoid de-rating in almost all situations caused by the severe ambient conditions at the plant’s high-altitude location in the hot Nevada desert. The order was placed by Nevada Gold Mines LLC and booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in Q2, 2022.
The upgrade includes the installation of Wärtsilä’s UNIC engine control system, a durable, all-inclusive automation system designed to provide reliable performance in demanding environments. This, together with the added power output, will minimise the risk of outages during the three-month long peak summer season. The upgrade will also increase efficiency and allow less constant operation of the engines, which in turn will lower emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.   
“By increasing the load during the peak season, we can increase our operational flexibility since at times we can have one engine on hot standby, instead of running more engines on part load. This will reduce carbon emissions while also generating some cost savings. We appreciate Wärtsilä’s professional approach and support in analysing our situation and recommending the actions needed by both our O&M provider, PIC Group and Wärtsilä,” said John Seeliger, Regional Energy Manager for Nevada Gold Mines.
“Our lifecycle support includes important upgrade projects, such as this one. Wärtsilä has the capability and experience to apply the latest technologies to extend and modify the power plant’s life and performance in line with the customer’s evolving needs,” commented Jon Rodriguez, Director, Engine Power Plants, North America, Wärtsilä Energy.
The plant operates with 14 Wärtsilä 34SG gas engines. It was originally installed in 2005 with a net output of 115.6 MW. Upon completion of the upgrade, the facility output will be increased to 128 MW. The upgrade will commence in January 2023 and will be carried out in phases to coincide with the plant’s major overhaul schedule. In this way, power production can be maintained to minimise the impact to the mine’s operations.
Nevada Gold Mines is a joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation, who operates the mine, and  Newmont Corporation that combined their significant assets across Nevada in 2019 to create the single largest gold producing complex in the world. Both Barrick and Newmont are established Wärtsilä customers with plants in various parts of the world operating with Wärtsilä engines.

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30.09.2022 (176 Clicks)

New Metro Railway Line Western Sydney Airport – Tunnelling starts early 2023 (credits: Sydney Metro)New Metro Railway Line Western Sydney Airport – Tunnelling starts early 2023

Western Sydney Airport is the new metro railway line that will service Greater Western Sydney and the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.  

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29.09.2022 (279 Clicks)

Epiroc establishes regional Parts & Services Divisions and appoints Division Presidents (credits: Epiroc)Epiroc establishes regional Parts & Services Divisions and appoints Division Presidents

Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and Infrastructure industries, further enhances its focus on parts and services and establishes regional Parts & Services divisions.  

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20.10.2022 

World’s longest Railway Tunnel Project – supported by innovative Conveyor Digitalisation and reliable EngineeringWorld’s longest Railway Tunnel Project – supported by innovative Conveyor Digitalisation and reliable Engineering

The consortium BTC Brennero Tunnel Construction and the Hosch Group jointly delivered on a world-class tunnelling project by combining excellent engineering with the innovative remote monitoring system Hoschiris Discover. System integration in May 2021 has effectively prevented any instances of serious belt damage. Moreover, service missions have become more efficient and can be scheduled on-demand....  

#Brennero Tunnel Construction (BTC) #HOSCH-Foerdertechnik Recklinghausen GmbH #Tunnelling #Traffic tunnels #Conveyor technology #Digitisation

20.10.2022 

How an IIoT Solution for Mining Machines can be successfully introduced into a Quarry OperationHow an IIoT Solution for Mining Machines can be successfully introduced into a Quarry Operation

Many mining companies still do not know whether they are ready to implement IIot projects for mobile mining machines – and things often stay this way until they try out digitalisation for themselves in an in-house pilot project. Sometimes it is enough simply to go for it and learn from the experience. But what is actually possible and how can ‘digital transformation’ be applied in-house? The conditions and measures needed for such a successful digital transformation are outlined below from the perspective of a tech company that supplies hardware and software solutions and also supports clients through the introduction and implementation process....  

#talpasolutions GmbH #Mining #underground mining #Machinery for Mining and Construction #Digitalisation services #Big Data analytics

18.07.2022 

Erosion-stable Road Embankments – Design and Selection of System SolutionsErosion-stable Road Embankments – Design and Selection of System Solutions

Temporary or permanent erosion-control measures on slopes along roads contribute to traffic safety and climate protection. This article deals with the mechanisms of slope erosion, the selection of s...  

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17. October 2022 (382 Clicks)

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13.04.2022 (646 Clicks)

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23.05.2022 (588 Clicks)

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09.06.2022 (571 Clicks)

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