Order includes ABB water-cooled variable speed drives and high voltage induction motors that will deliver industry-leading energy efficiency.
The Iron Bridge Magnetite Project, an unincorporated joint venture between Fortescue’s subsidiary FMG Magnetite Pty Ltd and Formosa Steel IB (Iron Bridge Joint Venture), covers the development of a new magnetite mine, including processing and transport facilities. Located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, the mine is expected to produce 22 wet million tonnes per annum of high grade, magnetite concentrate used for steel production.
铁桥磁铁矿项目由FMG集团子公司FMG磁铁矿公司 (FMG Magnetite Pty Ltd) 与合资伙伴Formosa Steel IB共同运营，业务涉及包括加工和运输等基础设施在内的新磁铁矿开发。该矿位于西澳皮尔巴拉地区，预计年产2200万吨高质量磁铁精矿，这些精矿可以用于钢铁生产。
As part of the project, the Iron Bridge Joint Venture require a cost-effective energy efficient variable speed drive solution. These drives, to be installed in eight switch rooms, operate with a separate transformer that is located outside the room. This reduces the heat generated inside, resulting in less energy required to maintain the 25°C room temperature.
ABB’s water-cooled drives also directly support a higher voltage 33kV network. This eliminates the need for a lower voltage intermediate switchboard and additional components, which ultimately reduces the total cost of the project.
Iron Bridge also selected ABB high voltage induction motors to power high pressure grinding rolls, grinding mills and baghouse fans used to separate the ore from the dust. Engineered to withstand harsh conditions, the motors offer high power efficiency, but in a frame size smaller than competitive alternatives. With a compact footprint, these motors are energy efficient, save space and require less structural foundation.
“We have worked closely with the Iron Bridge team to ensure that we delivered an energy efficient, reliable and innovative solution,” said Mike Briggs, Business Manager for ABB Motion, Australia. “We are especially pleased to have won both the drive and the motor business and look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Fortescue beyond the delivery of this project and supporting them throughout the mine’s lifecycle.”
“我们与铁桥项目团队紧密协作，确保我们为客户提供节能、可靠和创新的解决方案，”澳大利亚ABB 运动控制业务经理Mike Briggs表示：“我们很荣幸能斩获该项目的变频器和电机业务，也期待在项目交付后继续与Fortescue建立牢固的合作关系，并在矿山开发的整个生命周期中为他们提供支持。”
Fortescue is one of the world’s largest iron ore producers. The $2.6 billion project is expected to be completed in the first half of 2022.
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