Mine Site Rodent Damaged Cable Replacement
Site Location: Leading Multi-National Gold Miner in The Great Sandy Desert, WA
Completed: March 2021
Account Manager: Matt Harris
Onsite Supervisor: Andy Nguyen
Quality Standards Applicable:
AS/NZS:3080:2013 and AS/NZS 11801:2019
Lightspeed were one of multiple vendors asked to come up with a feasible design and solution to protect over 350 Cat 6 data cables that had been damaged by rodents on a remote mine site in Western Australia’s North West. The building is an integral radio communication centre for the site and there was a requirement to keep the building operational during the works to ensure sitewide safety and production.
Lightspeeds design methodology involved running temporary cabling withing the building workspace to enable the older damaged cabling to be removed, maintaining a functional and safe workspace for the operators.
After removal of the damaged cabling, the new cabling was installed inside a specially sourced, flexible mesh webbing that has rodent a rodent proof coating. This meant that existing cable pathway infrastructure could be re-used which kept costs down and minimized waste.
With careful planning, a robust design and efficient installation, the project was completed ahead of schedule and with the customer appreciative of the seamless delivery and execution of the scope of works.