BESTECH executed a multi-phase project for KGHM (the Company) related to the Victoria Mine located east of Sudbury, Ontario. The mine is being designed as a new underground operation delivering high-grade nickel copper and precious metals. The Company’s power requirements for the surface and underground mine were engineered by BESTECH. Main elements from the scope are outlined below, with our team delivering excellent value to the Company including securing important funding for study elements and providing effective engineered designs and solutions.

Part 1: 230 kV Substation BESTECH completed the engineering and design work for the new 230 kV to 13.8 kV 50 MVA substation at the mine site, including all civil engineering, concrete foundations, steel design and power systems engineering. We were also responsible for the installation of a 13.8 kV 3 MW generator to provide standby power.

  • Hydro One™ and IESO funding applications
  • Procurement package preparation
  • Civil and structural design packages
  • 230 kV transmission line design package
  • 230 kV and 13.8 kV substation design package
  • Communications, metering, SCADA/HMI and PLC/RTU system design and programming
  • Grounding study (GPR, soil resistivity, fall of potential)
  • Short circuit analysis, device evaluation, protective device coordination and arc flash studies
  • Tx line grounding and induction studies

Part 2: 13.8 kV Site Distribution & Networking Preliminary Engineering:

  • Power and fibre distribution throughout the site
  • Development of site standards for electrical equipment
  • Implementation of automation standards
  • Design of core network switch and various communications through_x0002_out the site
  • Preliminary designs for the permanent and temporary control rooms