Surface Mining Training
SkillsOne chats to Darren Ball, a trainer at Fortescue's Cloudbreak iron ore mine site.
We find out about FMGL's new technology of using surface miners to extract the iron ore, as he trains up some new operators.
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 mine site, known as Cloudbreak, are well underway.