CITECT and Calibre Controls have been selected by Rio Tinto to provide MES software, project management and services for an $11 million mine utilisation improvement project at Pilbara Iron’s Paraburdoo mine, in Western Australia. The project objective is to restore throughput to the mine’s design capacity: 22 million tonnes per year.
“The Ampla MES technology gives plant management access to a single reporting dashboard from which they can visualise and act on plant and operational performance data,” said Mike Westerman, mine operations manager, Pilbara Iron at Paraburdoo. “This helps us to measure how effective our assets are, to benchmark those assets against rated performance, and to identify areas for business improvement.”
Accounting for $1 million of the project, Ampla software replaces the mine’s existing plant downtime and production monitoring system. Calibre will install the Ampla Performance suite, consisting of downtime, production and metrics modules.