- DAMM's TetraFlex® chosen for Alacer Gold Mining operation
DAMM's TetraFlex® chosen for Alacer Gold Mining operation
Monday, November 05, 2012
ATEL Telekomünikasyon has provided
DAMM's TetraFlex® solution to Ana gold Mining at Çöpler Gold Mine,
İliç / Erzincan -Turkey. The mine is owned by Alacer Gold Corp.
Alacer Gold Corp is an intermediate gold producer
with a portfolio of long-life mines. Alacer's operations produced a
total of 421,204 ounces of gold in 2011. Production outlook for
calendar 2012 is 385,000 to 403,000 attributable ounces.
Çöpler Gold Mine is an open pit mine located 120km southwest of
Erzincan, Turkey. With Current proven & probable reserves of
4,4 million ounces Çöpler Gold Mine is an important asset for
Alacer Gold Corp. in Turkey.
Processing environment and safety objectives
The processing flow consists of crushing, pressure oxidation,
leaching & refining, - thus representing a very tough working
environment. Consequently, Çöpler Gold Mine applies the following
overall safety objectives;
1. Respecting legal requirements and
2. Creating and maintaining a safe, healthy and
positive working environment
3. Educating, and training, employees in HSE best
practice and procedures to develop the safety culture
In order to respect the above guidelines, efficient and reliable
communication is a must. TetraFlex® was selected to provide a rapid
and professional radio communication system aiming at ensuring a
safe working environment.
The feature requirements set by Çöpler Gold Mine were as
· Private and
secure voice & data access through all mining fields and
· Workers safety;
man down, emergency call features
· Scada and
· Data and security
· Blast Alarm with
audible and text notifications
· Operation of Base
Stations in harsh environmental conditions with temperature ranging
from -40 to +60˚C
The complete system, meeting the demanding operational needs, is
provided by ATEL Telekomünikasyon. The TETRA radio communication
infrastructure, including Dispatcher applications, was provided by
Infrastructure provided by DAMM
The TetraFlex® solution from DAMM was chosen due to its
most rugged, reliable and easily scalable Communication System
meeting requirements in open pit mining operations.
Further, the compact and low weight TetraFlex® outdoor
base stations allows installations direct in the antenna mast to
provide coverage access all mining field operations.
The outputs of the existing analog gas sensors (6 units) in the
mining field provides data through the TETRA network to the SCADA
system and respective monitors placed in the centralized
Command and Control center.
The system is further designed for group and private calls, DMO
and TMO calls and emergency calls.
The TetraFlex® Dispatcher application is in operation where the
staff in charge monitors and dispatches the terminals via the GPS
positioning feature. The staff in charge dispatches personnel &
can easily track and optimize the movements of the mobile equipment
within the mining area in real time.
The TetraFlex® Network Management System provides easy access to
configuration and surveillance of the entire network and all the
subscribers (modems & terminals).
Çöpler Gold Mine is pleased with the performance of the
TetraFlex® System. Based on the current usage, Çöpler Gold Mine
plans to add additional applications over the TETRA network as well
as implementing TETRA for vehicles. Christian Bak, Area Sales
Manager from DAMM comments: "With the Cöpler Gold Mine, DAMM
provides another reliable and solid infrastructure for mining
operations. Based on DAMM's strong presence in the Australian
mining sector & combined with an excellent reputation in the
market place - Alacer Gold Corp activities in Turkey underline our
commitment to a demanding segment".
ATEL Telecommunicationwhich was found in 1997 in Ankara is
a technology company in the fields of Telecommunication,
Electronics and Defense Industry in Turkey.
ATEL provides integrated solutions for RF communication
systems covering both analog and digital radio systems at full
frequency band by delivering high technology equipments with a
spectacular service approach, installation, integration,
trainining, marketing, sales and after sales services with its
Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA)
certified 7 regional dealers (40 sub dealers) countrywide. To learn
more about A-TEL, please visit www.a-tel.com.tr
DAMM is a world leading provider of scalable,
flexible, user friendly and cost effective TETRA infrastructure
products to industrial, commercial and public safety
Being a key player for more than 30 years within professional
radio communication DAMM is taking the lead in TETRA technology
through superior engineering and constant focus on customer needs
and reduced complexity.
DAMM solutions are available worldwide through an exclusive
network of partners.
To learn more about DAMM and its products, please visit www.damm.dk