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      Customer Story: Tüprag

      INNOVATIVE gold mining: Operating 6.6kV removable electrical machines in a gold mine is a bold ambition.

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    • Tüprag case study Ensuring safety and reliability for gold mining

      13 million tons of gold are produced every year thanks to an efficient, safe and reliable electrical distribution system.

    The Challenge

    • Set up electrical infrastructure for the largest gold mine in Europe.
    • Manage and control its electrical distribution system efficiently, reliably and safely.
    • Create innovative solutions for specific needs such as removable substations to operate an electrical excavator and two electrical drillers.

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    “We have undertaken many projects with Schneider Electric since 2003 and it has developed into a successful partnership.”

    Gökay Kutlu Koçak, Tüprag Gold Mine Electrical Superintendent

    The Solution

    • 90% of the electrical equipment at the Tüprag mine are built by Schneider Electric.
    • A Schneider Electric field supervisor works on site at the Tüprag mine.
    • Solutions for specific needs open new dimensions for the gold mining business. For example, a tailor-made E-House Skid Mobile Substation solution includes two removable electrical substations designed to feed an electrical excavator and two electrical drillers with remote monitoring functions.

    Efficiency and Reliability with EcoStruxure™ Power
      Edge Control: EcoStruxure Power SCADA Operation
      Connected Products: SM6-36 and MCSet air-insulated switchgears (including MV Thermal monitoring and Arc Flash detection), Trihal transformers, MV components, Blokset and Okken LV Panels, Drives(VSD)


    The Results

    Solutions provided for safety and reliability

    • Electrical supply of excavators and drillers with mobile E-House substations for reliable equipment and ideal working conditions.
    • Improvement in reliability with trustworthy and innovative solutions.
    • Safe and reliable MV distribution thanks to thermal monitoring and arc-flash detection connected switchgear alongside EcoStruxure allow for future service and analytics software opportunities.
    • Peace of mind.

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