SMEC Power & Technology underground division, Southern Mining Electrical Contractors recently completed the manufacture, supply & installation of our proprietary Smart VOD system for WestGold Big Bell Underground Gold project in Western Australia.

Working with the team at WestGold, SMEC designed a project specific solution to provide autonomous control of the secondary ventilation for the underground operations.

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 Smart Ventilation Solutions with our Underground Smart VOD System.

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.

WestGold Big Bell Gold Project in Western Australia.

Scope: Supply of Smart VOD Secondary Ventilation Autonomous System

Client Name: WestGold Cue Gold Operations (CGO) Big Bell Mine

Location: Western Australia

Start Date: January 2020


The CGO is a subset of the CMGP which covers the southern areas and uses the 1.2 – 1.4 mtpa Tuckabianna Plant as a processing hub. The base load for the CGO 10 Year Development Plan is the Big Bell Underground Mine – providing 10.1M tonnes @ 3.0 g/t from FY2020. This inventory is currently constrained by geological data, and it is expected that with future underground drilling and development exposure this annualised profile will be further enhanced.