Power Engineering

 Black Rock provides detail design and commissioning for electrical power distribution for plants and mines. From 24V to 13,800V, on surface or underground, we can engineer a safe and reliable system for you.

Power Distribution

We design power systems and specify equipment, including:

  • Transformers, switchgear and MCC’s
  • VFDs and soft starts
  • Motor power and controls—low voltage through 4160V
  • Lighting/distribution panels
  • Power factor correction
  • Power and energy management
  • Monitoring and metering
  • Cable sizing, including specialty cables
  • Backup systems—UPSs and generators
  • Power conditioning
  • Electrical houses
  • Portable VFD skids for underground ventilation fans
Arc Flash and Coordination Studies

Black Rock can complete arc flash and/or coordination studies on new or existing systems. This can include modeling the system, as well as providing and installing stickers.

Power Generation

We design power systems and specify equipment, including:

  • Steam and gas turbines (up to 300 MW)
  • Water turbine (up to 750 MW—Itaipu turbines)
  • Wind turbine (up to 5 MW)
  • Cogeneration turbines (up to 100 MW)
  • Water gates and storage tanks
  • Cooling and lubrication systems
  • Pressure vessels and boilers.
  • Capital and operating cost estimates
  • Lifting and transportation systems for maintenance
  • Design and selection of power transmission equipment such as: shafts, gearboxes, brakes, clutches, anti-friction bearings, hydrodynamic bearings, couplings, backstop, speed variator and transmissions