15 August 2013: Sydney, Australia - Aggreko, the global leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control, will unveil a specialised fleet of generators to meet New South Wales (NSW) Industry & Investment mining safety legislation at Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX), taking place in Sydney next week.
The technical directives issued by NSW Industry & Investment require stand-alone generators operating above ground and over 25 kW in size at all NSW mines (coal and metals) and extractives operations to comply with a number of electrical safety standards.
“Safety enhancements to our ‘mine safe’ fleet include the addition of a number of internal and external safety features as a preventative measure to electrical hazards that could be encountered on site” explained George Whyte, Managing Director for Aggreko’s Australia-Pacific operation (pictured above right). “In addition to the safety features, environmental safety is also a priority; the ‘mine safe’ generator sets include a fully bunded wall which acts a secondary containment system to protect the environment from any chemical or fuel spills” he explained.
“Often, a lack of power availability and hazardous environments go hand in hand. As a generator specialist, Aggreko prides itself on ensuring our fleet is engineered for supreme safety, particularly in industries like mining where people can be exposed to hazards in their day-to-day tasks” said George.
Similar to Aggreko’s rental ‘rig safe’ fleet designed for offshore oil and gas platforms, the Aggreko ‘mine safe’ fleet is designed specifically for mining customers and will be made available to all clientele across Australia, beginning with New South Wales, following the launch at the AIMEX exhibition.
“As industry leaders, Aggreko seek to exceed technical and safety compliance guidelines – whether of a local or international standard - in order to ensure the safety of our customers and staff whilst operating equipment” commented George.
Aggreko will feature its rental ‘mine safe’ 125 kVA generator alongside a 50 kW air conditioner at AIMEX, 20-24 August at the Sydney Showgrounds. Aggreko will be on stand #6420.