27 June 2016 - PowerTrunk Inc., part of the Sepura Group, has been chosen by Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd to deploy a TETRA radio network at the Meliadine gold mine in Canada, further strengthening the company's penetration into the North American mining sector.
The Meliadine advanced-stage gold project in Nunavut Territory, in northern Canada, is Agnico Eagle's second major project in Canada's Low Arctic, following the Meadowbank mine. Meliadine is the Agnico Eagle'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."
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 their mines. The network comprises PowerTrunk-T TETRA infrastructure for both outdoor and underground mining communications, four base stations, and an expected roll out of several hundred robust, IP67 rated STP9000 hand-portables for workers, together with SRG3900 mobiles with color consoles for vehicle communication. The equipment will have to withstand some of the world's harshest weather conditions with temperatures which can easily reach -40ÂºC in the winter.
"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. "We look forward to
continuing our relationship with Agnico Eagle and to introducing
new customers to TETRA."