Rio Tinto Coal Australia manages the Bengalla Mining Company on behalf of Coal and Allied and other Joint Venture Partners.
Situated in the Upper Hunter Valley, New South Wales, the mine has operated since 1998.
The Bengalla Mining Company required an upgrade of their radio communication system. The previous system created a number of frustrations for the mine’s growing operations, the most prominent being communication black spots.
For an open pit operation, the landscape is continually changing with spoil dumps created from the mining overburden.
Transition between the new and old radio systems need to be as seamless as possible, to ensure production and to minimize downtime.
Operating 24/7 meant that the complete changeover from the old system to the new took less than 10 minutes, and was seamless to users, apart from significantly improved coverage in the black spot areas.
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