- Fortescue Metals Group Ltd deploy DAMM
Fortescue Metals Group Ltd deploy DAMM
Friday, March 18, 2011
Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (Fortescue) has selected a TETRA digital
voice and data communications network for their mining operations
in Western Australia. The new TETRA system comprises
DAMM infrastructure and Sepura hand-held and mobile terminals.
Fortescue's Christmas Creek mining operations was the first site to
deploy the TETRA network with further mine, rail and port
facilities expected to follow.
Fortescue was founded in 2003 and in a few short years has
become one of the world's largest producers of iron ore. The
construction project of Fortescue's port, rail and mine commenced
in February 2006 and by late 2008 operations were already
underway at the company's Cloudbreak minesite and more than 15
million tonnes of Fortescue iron ore had been exported to China
through the Herb Elliott Port at Port Hedland. Listed in the
S&P/ASX 50 share index, Fortescue has firmly established itself
as one of the world's largest producers and sea-borne traders of
The Christmas Creek TETRA network consists of multi-node
redundant dual carrier TetraFlex® Base Stations, all
linked via corporate and wireless IP, providing seamless roaming
and extensive radio coverage of the mine.
The network will be managed by the TetraFlex® IP
based Dispatcher, Call Records Database Management, Statistics,
Voice Recording Log Servers and Network Management Systems.
Once complete, Fotescue radio users will have the flexibility of
travelling across all mine, rail and port sites with seamless voice
and data communications to all points of their network.
Our valued TetraFlex® Partner GMG Solutions
together with Radlink Communications provided all the
sales, installation, commissioning and support for this