Fortescue Metals Group Ltd deploy DAMM

Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (Fortescue) has selected a TETRA digital voice and data communications network for their mining operations in Western Australia. The new TETRA system comprises DAMM infrastructure and Sepura hand-held and mobile terminals. Fortescue’s Christmas Creek mining operations was the first site to deploy the TETRA network with further mine, rail and port facilities expected to follow.

Fortescue was founded in 2003 and in a few short years has become one of the world’s largest producers of iron ore.?The construction project of Fortescue’s port, rail and mine commenced in February 2006 and by late 2008 operations were already underway at the company’s Cloudbreak minesite and more than 15 million tonnes of Fortescue iron ore had been exported to China through the Herb Elliott Port at Port Hedland. Listed in the S&P/ASX 50 share index, Fortescue has firmly established itself as one of the world’s largest producers and sea-borne traders of iron ore.

The Christmas Creek TETRA network consists of multi-node redundant dual carrier TetraFlex® Base Stations, all linked via corporate and wireless IP, providing seamless roaming and extensive radio coverage of the mine. The more than 500 SRG3900 mobile and 300 STP8000 portable terminals supplied by Sepura provide class leading RF power, audio and functional capabilities ideal for the harsh environment for the region.

The network will be managed by the TetraFlex® IP based Dispatcher, Call Database Record Management, Statistics, Voice Recording Log Servers and Network Management Systems.

Our valued TetraFlex® Partner Radlink Communications based in Western Australia provided all the sales, installation, commissioning and support for this project.

Once complete, Fortescue radio users will have the flexibility of travelling across all mine, rail and port sites and count on seamless voice and data communications to all points of their network.


DAMM Cellular systems TetraFlex® is the smart, simple, affordable way to TETRA! TetraFlex® is the smart business choice to make the leap from analogue to digital communications systems. TetraFlex® offers plug & play simplicity for easy set up and fast deployment, yet here is the best surprise of all, TetraFlex® offers the best price/performance ratio in the business.

Sepura is focused 100% on TETRA, investing heavily in research and development to ensure their products meet and exceed customers’ demands. Offering customers market-leading products and technical expertise, Sepura have spent many years working with a myriad of services organisations, ensuring that they deliver products that are needed. The SRH3800 handheld radio provides feature-rich versatility, ease of use, resilience and cost-effective operation for users.