Overview

SG Controls were engaged to complete the Control Systems design, installation and commissioning of the greenfields copper mine development at Boseto in Botswana, Africa. Once on site, SG Controls also supplied personnel to supervise installation and commission the electrical works, particularly the MCCs and all motor and VSD work.

Profile

  • Boseto Copper Plant located in Botswana, Africa.
  • Control system design engineering and commissioning as a subcontractor to Sedgman Metals Ltd.
  • A planned annual production of approximately 36,000 tonnes of copper concentrate and more than 1 million ounces of silver concentrate per annum, for in excess of the initially evaluated mine life of 15 years.
  • Full process plant facility with crushing, grinding, flotation and thickening circuits.

Capacity

  • Designed to produce 3Mtpa of copper and silver concentrate.

Products Handled

  • Copper and Silver Ore mined from an open pit operation

Scope of works

  • Full control system design, engineering and commissioning of process plant facility
  • Electrical factory and site acceptance testing of MCCs and PCCs
  • Electrical installation site supervision and commissioning.

Our involvement

Full control system design, engineering and commissioning:

  • CitectSCADA v7.2
  • Siemens S7-400 PLCs
  • Full process plant commissioning and PLC programming
  • Smart relay, motor starters and VSD programming and commissioning
  • Quality assurance inclusive of all testing, CVC and verifications
  • Personnel management & supply

Electrical testing, supervision and commissioning of:

  • HV & LV reticulation
  • MCC & PCC factory and site acceptance testing
  • Full process plant electrical services
  • Smart relay, motor starters and VSD programming and commissioning
  • Electrical and software commissioning management services