South 32 contacted CRS for advice on modernising their control room on Groote Eylandt, located 50km from the Northern Territory Mainland and 630km from Darwin.
CRS undertook a site inspection, and then produced a report for South 32 management by working with the operators to identify the current problems, and included a selection of proposed solutions with budgetary pricings.
The control room was in close proximity to the mine, making noise and dust an issue. Improving room space, lighting, furniture and technical layout were also identified as key to proving working conditions for operators.
CRS prepared a report with a proposed set of solutions for a sit/stand console, customisable lighting, a new floor plan, a desktop screen layout, sound considerations, floor covering and dirt barrier systems, along with an installation strategy and budgetary pricing.
CRS developed an installation strategy with a full scope of works fitting into the tight schedule of a three day shutdown, planned months in advance. South 32's IT and operations team executed the fitout based on CRS's recommendations, while CRS technician Jiri Koval delivered and commissioned the new Evans console. The end result is a massive improvement for the operators and will support South32 well into the future.
“The console installation went extremely well. The feedback from the operations team has been positive and the build quality of the desk was notable. Your technician Jiri Koval was well presented, skilled and worked within our procedures, safely, at all times. Thank you.” - Adam Dunstan, Principal Control & Instrumentation, South32