Valentine Gold’s process and power control systems will both be integrated under ABB Ability System 800xA distributed control system. (Photo: ABB)

Marathon Gold contracted ABB to design and commission the process and power control system for its Valentine Gold Project in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The scope of delivery includes the design, supply and commissioning of the mine’s process and power control systems, both integrated under the flagship ABB Ability System 800xA distributed control system.

By unifying these systems under one common framework, mine operators can gain greater visibility across the operation, ABB said. “The system will also be based on ABB’s Select I/O and Industrial Ethernet networks, which will help the project team mitigate any late changes or schedule delays and simplify evolution of the mine’s automation systems through its various, planned production phases.”

The project remains on schedule to achieve mill commissioning in Q4 2024, with first gold production in Q1 2025. The company projects an average production of 195,000 oz of gold per year for the first 12 years of the expected 14-year mine life.