Simcoa - Plant

In 2010, Cardno BEC was awarded the contract for the electrical and instrumentation design of Simcoa’s $100 million Furnace Expansion program.

The project included the upgrade of the existing GE PLC system, working within a Wonderware SCADA framework, design of instrumentation for the new plant and design of LV and HV distribution and controls.
It required expansion to the bag house to cater for the 16,000-tonne increase in production.
The current switchyard was also expanded to support the additional power requirements of the new furnace. This part of the project included the installation of a new 3 winding, 132/22/11kV, 39MVA transformer.
The project was completed during the first quarter of 2013.