Pit Dewatering

The client required water from a pit to be removed to allow for the startup of an underground project.

Pit Dewatering

It was critical that the water was moved quickly to beat the deadline and to allow the underground project team to begin mining.

The 37kW pump was situated in the pit attached to a float with the generator, starter panel and fuel pod installed nearby. The water was pumped to a staging area which had a Pioneer PP43C21 diesel pump and 10,000 litre break tank. From there the water was pumped to a holding dam where another larger Pioneer unit pumped the water to another pit approximately 1km away.

Pit Dewatering

Requirements, Equipment and Images

A custom designed pit dewatering package was installed by NPE technicians to ensure the water was moved and mining could begin on time.

  • 37kW 415v Submersible Pump
  • Pioneer PP43C21 Diesel Pump
  • Pioneer PP53C14 Diesel Pump
  • 80kVA Generator
  • 5 – 37kW 415v Starter Panel
  • 10kL Break Tank
  • 3 x 1000lt Fuel Pods

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