GPS Automation at Cloudbreak

Mick Farrell explains the processes that makes a GPS system work, from the satellites in the sky, to the antennas, the machinery and the control room logistics.

Mick shares how the bulldozers and surface miners function with the assistance of GPS.

He shares how the dispatch team read where all the vehicles are at any point in time.

SkillsOne recently visited tradies who work in the mining industry in the Pilbarra, in Western Australia, run by the Fortescue Metals Group.

Fortescue focusses on iron ore.

Fortescue's port, rail and mine project commenced construction in February 2006 with the turning of the first sod at the Company's port site at Anderson Point in Port Hedland. Just two years later, the open-access rail infrastructure is complete, the Fortescue Herb Elliott Port is operational and the mining operations at the Company's first minesite, known as Cloudbreak, are well underway.

VJ Michael Gumley