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Maptek Sentry to be used for monitoring at Portia mine

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World Coal,

The Sentry solution is an active monitoring system for tracking movement and notifying stakeholders about potentially unsafe areas of an opencast operation. It enables monitoring of several areas within a single scant extent.

A long-range I-Site 8220 laser scanner and software help sites measure, review and analyse unpredictable wall movement. The I-Site can also be used for survey reconciliation, stockpile volumetrics, geological mapping and kinematic analysis.

At the Portia mine, the Sentry solution will be applied to track movement and stability of the walls in the opencast operation and the I-Site will be used for routine survey applications through the operation.

CMC Principal, Steve Radford commented: “We went with Maptek for several reasons. Price, loval support, ease of use and the combination of survery and monitoring applications makes the choice obvious. Prior to mining commencement, we’ve remodeled and constructed 35 km of access roads and an airstrip as well as establishing infrastructure, such as workers’ camp, onsite concrete batching plant and maintenance facilities. … In remote environments where you need to ensure worker safety, Sentry provides a diagnostic tracking tool with clear visualisation and analysis capabilities so we can make reliable engineering decisions.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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