Critical Underground Support in Turkey

Ampcontrol’s UK operation services many parts of Europe, including the hard coal mines of Turkey located in the Zonguldak basin.

Working in partnership with the customer, Ampcontrol carried out commissioning of new equipment including the AW2000 along with other critical underground field service work.

Successful outcomes of the project included voltage conversions at the mine surface including a 1100/500V link plate, commissioning of products including methane and remote stop trips along with onsite training and handover of project drawings.

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Ampcontrol Play a Part in Getting South Africa Connected to Green Energy

Ampcontrol’s Botswana operation has commenced work on the Golden Valley Wind Energy Facility, one of South Africa’s first Independent Power Producer projects to supply green power to the national electricity grid.

Providing supervision and sign off on contractor works as a further 33km of trenches and cables are laid, Ampcontrol will play a key role in this critical work that will assist to get the 148 turbine farm up and running over the next 6 months.

This ground breaking project will aim to improve the current load shedding, which is happening throughout South Africa, causing widespread nationwide blackouts as electricity supply falls behind demand.

Find out more about Ampcontrol’s expertise in remote area power including our extensive experience designing, manufacturing and commissioning large-scale electrical infrastructure solutions.

Scottish Engineering Members Welcomed in Prestwick

Ampcontrol’s Prestwick site in Scotland hosted Scottish Engineering members on 12 March for a Networking and Best Practice event.

As a Scottish Engineering member company and winner of the 2019 President’s Award for Excellence, Ampcontrol stepped attendees through their contribution to engineering in Scotland. This included an overview of Ampcontrol’s development of the market leading AUK1000, apprentice training program plus the implementation of growth strategies including the new cables service expansion at the Port of Ayr.

After enjoying a guided tour through Ampcontrol’s manufacturing facility, attendees also enjoyed an industry brief from Scottish Engineering CEO Paul Sheerin who provided his insights into the current engineering climate and opportunities to cultivate networking and best practices in Scotland.

Gilghi Wins AWA NSW Water Infrastructure Project Innovation Award

Ampcontrol and Aurecon combined have been awarded the AWA NSW Water Infrastructure Project Innovation Award for their breakthrough Gilghi product, an off-grid water treatment plant for remote indigenous communities.

Announced at the NSW Heads of Water Gala Dinner and Awards Night on 28 February, the awards aim to promote the outstanding work by individuals and organisations in the water industry and recognise innovation and excellence in the technology, business and delivery of water projects.

The Gilghi project and resulting award win centred around the deployment of this innovative product to a remote community 70km outside Alice Springs. The unit is a transportable containerised system that works completely off-grid through a 5kW solar PV array, integrated battery system and emergency diesel genset. Aurecon designed the treatment plant containing filters, a reverse osmosis unit and dosing system. The result is over 16,000L of clean and pure drinking water per day for the community that previously had to truck in fresh water at great expense.

The Sydney event was attended by Ampcontrol representative Wayne Diemar, Product Manager, and Aurecon’s Julian Briggs, Design Director – Water and Waste Water.

Wayne Diemar said after the win, “To be honest, it was a bit of a shock. I think an award like this is a testament to the greater team across Ampcontrol and Aurecon to bring this much needed product to market”.

Event speakers included Jim Bentley, Chief Executive Officer, Water (Deputy Secretary) on behalf of the – NSW Government and Minister for Water Melinda Pavey, Property and Housing, and Carmel Krogh OAM – National President, Australian Water Association.

Having won this prestigious award, the Gilghi project will automatically progress to the national Australian Water Awards, which are presented at OzWater on 6 May.

Production of further Gilghi containerised water treatment units have commenced across Australia. Scalable, transportable, with plug and play commissioning, Gilghi is easily deployable for a wide range of locations and applications.

To discuss how we can solve your water requirements please contact Wayne Diemar via email or phone 1300 445 717.

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