Zest WEG Group is supplying containerized generator sets to First Quantum Mineral’s Kansanshi mine in Zambia. The order includes three 1 500 kilovolt ampere (kVA) and two 1 250 kVA generator sets.
Bruce McCracken, sales manager for Zest WEG Group’s generator set division says each package comprises a Cummins QSK50G3 diesel engine coupled to a single bearing alternator rated for 550 volt and mounted on a purpose made simplex type base frame. Each combination set is enabled for singular or synchronous operation.
“The units can operate singularly or together, which facilitates and satisfies a larger electrical output from the generator backup system. In addition, the units act as back-up for each other in the event of failure of one unit. This ensures that back-up generator power will always be available to the mine.”