Rio's remote mining ops centre: photos

Rio's remote mining ops centre: photos

Summary: Mining giant Rio Tinto launched its remote mining operations centre as part of its "Mine of the Future" on Friday with the assistance of Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett.

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    More than 200 controllers and schedulers and 230 planning and support staff are employed at the centre to control mining operations in the Pilbara region.

  • (Credit: Rio Tinto)

    In a statement, Rio Tinto said the "high-technology, purpose-built" operations centre is now the primary control centre for the company's network of mines, rail systems, infrastructure facilities and port operations in the Pilbara — up to 1500km away from the centre's home in Perth.

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