UK Team Help Power Resources Tunnelling Project in North Yorkshire

Our UK team have delivered a containerised substation for a new, large resources project being undertaken in North Yorkshire. Ampcontrol are set to provide a range of equipment, cable and maintenance services throughout the construction phase of this new resources tunnelling project.

Designed to supply power to tunnel surface operations including a welding factory, the containerised substation designed and built by Ampcontrol will act as the main distribution system on-site. Stepping down the voltage from 11kV to 433V, the substation will power on-site manufacturing facilities and all low voltage plant equipment.

The containerised solution is housed within a 20ft steel container with separate personnel access with Alphalite MAX LED lighting, 230V IP rated power points, an expandable single phase distribution board and dry powder fire extinguishers. The unit includes a 1000kVA 11/433 ONAN DYN11 transformer, a medium voltage ring main unit was also included, along with a tee-off circuit breaker, MV cable test access, self-powered VIP300 transformer protection relay, phase protection and earth leakage protection.

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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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UK Team Welcome Apprentice Advisers To Prestwick Site

Our UK team recently welcomed seven teachers and apprenticeship advisers to our Prestwick site for a guided tour along with an update on our UK Apprentice and Graduate Programs.

Ampcontrol’s Chief Operating Officer – Europe and Asia, Steve Edmund conducted the tour around our factory and workshops where visitors learnt more about how we’re preparing for our next generation of team members who will join the Apprentice and Graduate Programs in the UK.

Our UK operation currently have 5 graduates from The University of Strathclyde working with the team from a range of disciplines including Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Product Development Engineering, and Software and Manufacturing Engineering.

The advisers from Skills Development Scotland were pleased to hear about our annual recruitment activities from local colleges and left with a better understanding of how Ampcontrol approaches career development for young people as they transition into the professional workforce.

Ampcontrol UK Sponsors and Attends ABMEC’s 10th Annual Conference

As one of Europe’s leading specialist manufacturers of electrical and electronic mining solutions, Ampcontrol UK attended the Association of British Mining Equipment Companies (ABMEC) 10th Annual Conference and Exhibition at The Nottingham Belfry Hotel, on Thursday 21 November 2019.

With over 100 years of mining history, Ampcontrol UK were proud to be an ABMEC Sponsor and continue to spearhead Safety and Best Practices in the UK Mining Industry, supplying an extensive portfolio mining related equipment to international customers from our base in Ayrshire, Scotland.

Ampcontrol UK was thrilled to discuss topics such as International Trade and Mining in Europe with delegates at this key industry event and look forward to their continued involvement with ABMEC.

Pictured (L-R): Ampcontrol UK Chief Operating Officer – Steven Edmund, Sales Manager – Doug Etches, and Service Manager – Andy Trenam.

European Mining Study Group Visit Ampcontrol UK Sales and Service Centre

Ampcontrol UK was delighted to partner with The Association of British Mining Equipment (ABMEC) and Hargreaves, to co-host a contingent of Polish and European mining companies at our Sales and Service Center in Sheffield, England.

Welcoming members from JSW Group, JSW Innowacje, Lubelski Weigal Bogdanka, Polska Grupa Gornicza, Spotka Restrukturyzacji Kopaln and Premogovnik Velenje, the visiting Study Group were also joined by three Department of Trade representatives; Ros Lund (UK), Janusz Bil  (Poland), and Martin Retelj (Slovenia); with the session chaired by Jane Isaacs, Director General at ABMEC.

Ampcontrol UK Sales Manager Doug Etches, provided an overview of Ampcontrol’s electrical and electronic solutions across the Mining, Tunnelling and Infrastructure, and the Oil and Gas sectors. Visitors on site enjoyed viewing some of our latest product offerings including the AUK Load Center and Rockstarter.

With a strong commitment to the ongoing supply of bespoke equipment and service to our European and International customers, we’re pleased to be sponsoring and attending the ABMEC’s 10th annual conference on Thursday 21st November 2019, held at The Nottingham Belfry Hotel.

GROWTH CONTINUES FOR AMPCONTROL UK

Following their win of Scottish Engineering’s 2019 President’s Award in May, and recent upgrade to its sales and service operation in the UK, Ampcontrol UK’s continued growth has seen it expand its Scottish based manufacturing facilities with a new, additional facility being secured at the Port of Ayr.

The facility will enhance Ampcontrol’s UK operations ability to service key customers in mining, infrastructure and industrial sectors both in the UK and abroad. In particular, its location at one of Associated British Ports (ABP) key regional transport hubs will improve transport links with customers.

Steven Edmund, Managing Director of Ampcontrol UK, said “The new facility is a real testament to our team as we have continued to successfully execute our strategy to grow and diversify our business. Using our core electrical engineering and manufacturing capabilities to solve complex problems for new and existing customers is part of our DNA, and this new facility will increase our ability to do just that.”

Stuart Cresswell, ABP Port Manager at Ayr and Troon, said “We’re pleased to welcome the Steve and all of this team at Ampcontrol to our Port of Ayr. Many locals will recall that they have had a long history of supporting the town’s industry and we look forward to working with them on this new development, which is another positive step towards ensuring future economic prosperity of the region.”

Ampcontrol UK celebrated 100 years of operation in 2018 and was originally established in 1918 as Wallacetown Engineering Company Limited and was later known as Allenwest Wallacetown. In 2007, the business was acquired by global technology leader Ampcontrol and since 2015, the business has continued to grow and expand into new markets and sectors.

Latest offering to Indian Coal market installed successfully

Ampcontrol’s AUK1000 advanced multi-function gate end box is certified for use in underground coal mines across Europe, Turkey and India. It was recently commissioned onsite at Bhelatand Amalgamated Colliery in Jharkhand, India.

Ampcontrol was contracted to design, manufacture and deliver a central motor control unit that could operate up to four conveyor belts from a single station with full digital display and control. The unit was commissioned onsite and 14 local service engineers were trained in both the theoretical and practical application of the equipment.

For more information on this solution, please contact your local Ampcontrol team.

To download the case study on the AUK1000, click here.