The Da Hong Shan pipeline has the highest operating pressure and largest total lift of any pipeline in China.
Ausenco’s control systems group was selected to provide a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, including system integration; programming and field installation; a fibre optic telecommunications system; and Ausenco’s Pipeline Advisor™ package for process optimisation and leak detection.
The pipeline system transports up to 2.3 million tonnes per year (Mt/y) of iron concentrate 171 kilometres (km) from the Da Hong Shan mine site in Yunnan to the steel mill at the Anning Terminal.
The system includes three positive displacement pump stations with a total pumping capacity of 8,100 kw and four remote, solar-powered pressure monitoring stations.
The system features: