JB Switchgear Solutions (Pty) Limited was recently awarded a contract by DRA Global, for the design, manufacture and supply of containerised motor control centres destined for an upgrade project at Rosh Pinah Zinc in Namibia.
The multi-million Rand contract includes JB Switchgear’s specially-developed and compact ‘Eagle’ series container panel which allows two rows of motor control on opposite sides of the container whilst still maintaining the minimum measurement of 1.2 Meters (as specified in the mines health and safety act) between the opposing fronts of the motor control centres. This design holds certain advantage, i.e. space saving, cost savings, and the benefit of full functional testing before the container substation is dispatched to site. Busbars are easily accessible for installation, maintenance and subsequent additions and/or modifications.
JB Switchgear’s ‘Eagle’ series carry comprehensive type test certification, and has proven over many years to be reliable, robust and user-friendly. More than 31 000 (thirty one thousand) tiers of this design has been installed in various countries around the globe. The mining sector into Africa has proven to be a very successful deployment focus for containerised substations, and is expected to grow even further in the future. In this particular case there are a large number of direct-on-line starters and variable speed drives ranging from 0.1kW to 90kW.
JB Switchgear is a proudly South African company with a level 3 BEE rating, and is also ISO9001-listed for their quality management system.