GroundProbe opens tailings centre in Brazil

Geohazard monitoring company GroundProbe has opened a Geotechnical Support Service (GSS) monitoring centre in Belo Horizonte, Brazil that will provide real-time remote radar and laser monitoring services for mine slopes and tailings dams.
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The company said its third GSS - it also has centres in Santiago, Chile, and Balikpapan, Indonesia -enables monitoring of live stability data and provides alarms to ensure the safety of people and communities, it also connects remote sites with geotechnical industry experts in real-time.

GroundProbe CEO, David Noon, said that the company had witnessed an increase in demand for remote geotechnical expertise in Brazil.

"We saw it as an absolute necessity to bolster our offering and extend our support services to the region," said Mr Noon.

"The state-of-the-art centre provides the most technologically advanced solution for remote monitoring in the region and shows our level of commitment to our customers there.

"It leans on our five and a half years of remote monitoring experience, our recognised systems and processes and our established resourcing model, all of which ensures the highest level of data integrity and service availability."

The Belo Horizonte area is located just 63 km from the tailings dam in Brumadinho that failed on January 25, 2019, leading to 270 fatalities.