Rapid deployment of power stations

Energy Power Systems Australia (EPSA) undertakes the fast mobilisation, set up and commissioning of power stations across Australia.

Terry Knott, business development manager, explained that, “rapid deployment reduces risk of delays or shutdowns, therefore decreasing the potential costs involved in lost operational days.”

EPSA is the trusted advisor for multi megawatt rapid deployment power stations. They combine all internal capabilities to ensure mines stay fully operational. The services EPSA provide include; electrical engineering, onsite technicians, logistics support and operations.

EPSA’s deployment capability has resulted in responsive deployment of power stations around Australia. In November 2017, a mining customer suffered a mechanical tap changer fault, that caused one of their main transformers to explode. The loss of the transformer put a large amount of pressure on their back-up generator, which also suffered slight damage due to its proximity to the explosion and fire.

With the lead-time for ordering a new transformer around five months, the client identified an unused 20 mega volt amp 11 kilovolt to 33 kilovolt transformer in an unused switchyard on their mining lease.

Energising the spare transformer would reduce the pressure and high risk of failure on the back-up transformer.

“This is where EPSA stepped in with a full turnkey temporary power solution under a competitive tender. Our team combined all internal capabilities – from electrical engineering and technicians to logistics and operations to ensure our client maintained fully operational,” explained Knott.

EPSA was awarded the project to supply 16 x 1500 kilovolt amp generator 415 volts to 11 kilovolts for a period of 90 days to maintain the power station in full operation from late-January 2018.

“EPSA’s Rapid Deployment capability has resulted in responsive deployment of power stations around Australia by our rental team,” added Knott.

EPSA are leaders in rapid deployment of multi MW power stations. The company partners with businesses to find the best through-life cost benefit solution.

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