The project is known as Letlhakane Mine’s Tailings Resource Treatment Project (LMTRTP), and includes a treatment plant, a 66 kV power line and other infrastructure and services.
Debswana Diamond Company is a 50/50 partnership between the Botswana Government and DeBeers. The company operates four mines – Jwaneng, Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Diamond Mines in Botswana.
Rockwell Automation has been assigned to install a number of low and medium voltage variable speed drives into the plant’s E-Houses to drive various pumps, belt feeders and crusher units, and mineral processing equipment.
“We proposed our PowerFlex series which will be fitted to customised drive panels, installed in E-Houses, and controlled by a Rockwell Automation solution in accordance with the Debswana standards,” says Pat Colarossi, Account Manager – Mining & Metals, Sub Saharan Africa, Rockwell Automation.
With regards to the automation solution, Rockwell Automation has proposed a mining solution, which combines plant-wide control technologies and unmatched scalability.
This will be achieved by using Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture with all the core capabilities of a world-class distributed control system using the Internet of Things. This is to achieve a complete Connected Enterprise providing a Digital Dashboard for the process control.