Orica member group and geotechnical monitoring firm GroundProbe recently marked the relocation of its office, facilities and Geotechnical Support Service (GSS) centre to Balikpapan, Indonesia to better support growing needs in the region.
The centre, which first opened in 2012, is now more advanced, offering real-time remote radar and laser monitoring services 24/7 for slopes and tailings dams worldwide. When it first opened it had only one engineer, now it has more than 60 on staff that monitor over 100 systems from multiple stations.
“[The centre] has been developed with high-tech infrastructure to ensure smooth support delivery, offers collaboration opportunities to our global customers, and is designed to facilitate advanced software development and technology implementation in engagement with Orica technology roadmap,” said David Noon, GroundProbe CEO.
He added that the company is anxious to provide its Asian customers with even more expert GSS support during a time of “rapid growth across the mining sector, specifically the rising importance placed on tailings dam monitoring.”
GroundProbe’s other centres are located in Santiago, Chile and Belo Horizonte, Brazil. They offer support in four languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, and Bahasa.