McEwen Mining’s Gold Bar mine in Nevada, which recently achieved commercial production, is powered by Cat gensets. The mine uses two Cat G3516 1,450-ekW and one G3512 1,000-ekW natural gas generator sets. The setup includes a six-section 4,160-volt paralleling switchgear lineup housed in an outdoor walk-in enclosure, complete with emergency standby controls, Cat reported.
Leadership at the mine said they were pleased with the result. “Caterpillar was able to meet our power needs, and they were also able to provide us the factory EPA certification we needed, which was equally important to us,” said Simon Quick, vice president, projects, McEwen Mining Inc.