Mine power

Atlas Copco Hire recently supplied more than 60 generating sets to provide site power during the construction of a nickel mine in Australia.

The Kalgoorie depot of Atlas Copco Hire supplied over 60 generating sets rated between 30 kW and 1.1 MW during the construction phase of the Murrin Murrin mine in Western Australia.

When production at this mine begins in December 2000, it will be one of Australia`s largest nickel mining operations.

The gensets supplied include six 1.1 MW units to provide baseload power for the construction camp which housed 2000 people.