Zest Energy is moving towards commissioning its first reference site for diesel power generation in Zambia. The order was placed by Mopani Copper Mines in August 2013 and calls for the supply and installation of a 12 MVA diesel power plant.
The scope of this project comprises the supply of six Perkins 4016 TAG2 diesel engines and 400 V alternators, complete with spare parts for operations and maintenance, six 2 250 kVA dry type 400V/11 kV step-up transformers, 11 kV switchgear for the integration of generators from the power plant, all equipment needed for the generator plant control room including synchronisation and protection systems and all cabling within the mine’s generator plant building.
Alastair Gerrard, Zest Energy projects manager, says all equipment being supplied will be installed in a newly built plant building. Three complete synchronisation panels are also being supplied for integration of the local energy utility Copperbelt Energy Corporation’s 11 kV incomers. The system will have the additional functionality to perform at peak.