SMEC Power & Technology underground division, Southern Mining Electrical Contractors recently completed the manufacture & supply of our Underground 11kV 2MVA 1000V Substations for the recently opened Khoemacau Copper project in Botswana.

Working with the team at Khoemacau Copper, SMEC designed a project specific specification for the substations utilising industry leading components from ABB and in-house fabrication to ensure a long-term asset solution for the project.

Safety & production are a high priority and Southern Mining Electrical Contractors continues to work with high demand mining clients who require quality electrical products. Through innovative engineering, SMEC provides Remote Operating HV solutions with every Underground Substation that we manufacture.

Providing complete mining electrical services, Southern Mining Electrical, design, manufacture and install underground electrical substations, starter panels and switch boards that will ensure your project mining production schedules are maintained by maximum electrical uptime.

Khoemacau Copper Project in Botswana, Southern Africa.

Scope: Supply of underground substations, underground starter panels and underground

Switch boards for underground mine set up.

Client Name: Khoemacau Copper

Location: Botswana, Africa

Start Date: March 2020

Khoemacau, is in Botswana’s prospective Kalahari copper belt. It holds an overall sulphide resource of 502 tonnes at 1.4% copper and 17 grams of silver a tonne. This project comprises of three underground mines generating around 1.2 million tonnes during the initial five years of operations.