Fast-track Project For Foskor Phalaborwa

Fast-Track Project For Foskor Phalaborwa


MJM Electrical in Phalaborwa recently requested JB Switchgear to assist with the design, manufacturing and supply of a new 525V Pit Dewatering MCC for Foskor’s operations there.

The existing motor control centre was damaged during blasting operations, and so it was critically urgent to get a new MCC manufactured without any delay.

The new MCC consisted of a 1000 Amp incomer and three 350 kW DOL pump starters, two of them duty pumps, and one standby. Everything is mounted on a skid and moved around the pit as required.

The purpose of the MCC is to keep the pit clear of water build-up during mining operations, especially during the rainy season.

JB Switchgear built the new MCC in a record time of just two weeks, ahead of the December shutdown period.

Contact: Johan Basson +27 11 027 5804 / +27 82 852 6401 |

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