PowerTrunk TETRA for Canadian gold mine


Wednesday, 29 June, 2016

PowerTrunk TETRA for Canadian gold mine

PowerTrunk, part of the Sepura Group, has been chosen by Agnico Eagle Mines to deploy a TETRA network at the Meliadine gold mine in Canada.

The Meliadine project, in Nunavut Territory in Northern Canada, is Agnico Eagle’s second major project in Canada’s Low Arctic and the company’s largest development project based on reserves and resources.

“Following a successful first-phase deployment at the Meadowbank Gold Mine, we are happy to continue working with PowerTrunk,” said Philip Quessy, Eng, general IT supervisor AEM.

“We selected TETRA again because it provides us with advanced features within a reliable and proven platform that meets our user requirements.”

The network comprises PowerTrunk-T TETRA infrastructure for both outdoor and underground mining communications, four base stations and an expected rollout of several hundred robust, IP67-rated STP9000 hand-portables for workers, together with SRG3900 mobiles with colour consoles for vehicle communication.

The equipment will have to withstand some of the world’s harshest weather conditions, with temperatures which can easily reach -40°C in the winter.

Meliadine is the second contract awarded to PowerTrunk by Agnico Eagle to provide secure and reliable voice and data TETRA communications for the day-to-day operations of its mines.

“Since entering the North American market in 2012, TETRA continues to challenge the functionalities which customers should expect in their land mobile radio solutions,” said David Torres, PowerTrunk’s senior vice president of sales.

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