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ABB gets Fortescue drives, motors order

Swiss-Swedish electrical equipment and automation group ABB has received orders for equipment for Fortescue Metals Group’s Iron Bridge magnetite project in Western Australia’s Pilbara including water-cooled variable speed drives and high voltage induction motors.

 Mining camp at FMG's Iron Bridge project

Mining camp at FMG's Iron Bridge project

The drives are to be installed in eight switch rooms and will operate with a separate transformer situated outside the room. That reduces the heat generated inside, meaning less energy is needed to...

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