CAPE LAMBERT GIS SUBSTATION, AUSTRALIA

A new substation has been built to help Rio Tinto increase production capacity and meet growing demand at the Cape Lambert iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Rio Tinto is a global leader in the exploration, mining and processing of minerals and metals, including aluminum, copper, diamonds, energy products, gold, industrial minerals and iron ore.
 The 220/132/32 kV Cape Lambert substation consists of AIS and GIS.  The SF6 GIS double bus bar switchgear has 5 bays: 132/220 kV autotransformer (220 kV side), 220/33 kV transformer, bus coupler, YMPS 220 kV line, and a 220/33 kV transformer. Relion670 relays have been used as the protection equipment, including  REC670, RET670, REL670. 

COMMISSIONING@CAPE LAMBERT– AT A GLANCE
Systems: 
  • Back Up Protection and Bay Control ABB REC670
  • Transformer Protection ABB RET670
  • Line Protection ABB REL670
  • Bay Control ABB REC670