Pulling out all the stops to keep the refinery working to its impeccably high standards

“Energyst prevented a damaged power cable from damaging our reputation”

JW, our customer’s Electrical Technologist

Our customer is Europe’s largest alumina refinery.

Also, it’s one of the most technologically advanced, energy-efficient facilities in the world. The refinery produces over 1.8 million tonnes of alumina per year, a fine white powder that is exported to aluminium smelters for processing into metal. But this enormous production nearly ground to a halt, because of a damaged power cable…

Alumina is produced by processing bauxite ore.

The high concentration of iron compounds in the bauxite gives the by-product its characteristic red colour and the name ‘Red Mud’. This must be washed and the residue contained in a Bauxite Residue Disposal Area (BRDA). When a 3300 volt cable supplying the mud disposal system at the facility was damaged, our customer needed a solution fast. One that would keep the mud disposal operation for the BRDA up and running, to avoid production downtime at the facility.

“What should have been a straightforward, one-week project, turned into a six-week nightmare when disaster struck”

Paul Turley

Key Account Manager at Energyst Ireland

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To find out more about our design and engineering expertise, or to ask our advice on power, heating or cooling, contact your nearest Energyst rental location or simply call 0497 532 500. We will put all our energy into helping you find the right solution.

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