Preparing for Cyclone Season

The Pilbara gets hit by several cyclones each year, we find out how Fortescue prepares for the season. Lucy Nash chats to Emergency Services Manager, Adam Armstrong, who explains the cyclone warming systems in place at the mine.

We also hear from Ron Hille, Senior Meterologist, who chats about the training for the FMG group. He shows us the cyclone categories which are likely to impact the Pilbara.

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 Lucy Nash