Becker Vale secures Joy GlobalAnglo American contracts

first_imgBecker Vale a subsidiary of Becker Mining Systems has secured two major multimillion dollar contracts with Joy Global and its customer Anglo American’s Metallurgical Coal business. The first contract is to provide, install and commission electrical equipment and control systems for the future Grosvenor mine development project in Queensland.This contract includes four flameproof substations and six flameproof Direct Circuit Breakers (DCBs). The Endis substations and DCBs are manufactured by Becker (SAIT) in France and accessorised at the Becker Vale Moss Vale facility. The modular substations and eight outlet DCB revolutionise energy distribution in Australia with no-bolt door access and rackable circuit breaker/contactor assemblies allowing ease of access to the unit and expedite maintenance and troubleshooting.The second contract is to supply four flameproof Ventilation fans. The Beck-Air 910 fans are the latest Becker Vale variant comprising of 22 m3 with noise attenuation and variant inlet/outlet diameters supplied on skids as opposed to thetraditional wheel based designs.Joy is a major global provider of mining machinery for coal mines and the relationship will provide the underground coal market with electrical infrastructure from the portal to the working face.Grosvenor is a 100% Anglo American owned greenfield project in the Bowen Basin,  Queensland. The mine is expected to produce 5 Mt/y from its underground longwall operation over a projected life of 26 years. First development coal is expected in 2013 with commissioning of the longwall planned in 2016.These contracts will see Becker Mining Systems become a dominant force in the supply of flameproof electrical equipment to the underground Australian coal market.last_img read more