Rio Tinto is the winner of a Certificate of Merit for the Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence 2010.
The ECC project (detailed below) was an intergral part of this project. Read more about it here.
Rio Tinto is a large, multinational company that operates several sites within Western Australia through companies such as Pilbara Iron.
We have undertaken a range of projects with Rio Tinto since December 2004. These have included several large projects that involve considerable use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). These have included;
Each is detailed below.
During the course of our work with Rio Tinto, we have provided them with a client area on this web site. The client area contains copies of all of their main documents, and has specific database-driven tools that allow for staff at Rio Tinto to dynamically query the progress of their projects.
Our first project was working on capturing a range of historical information on the West Angelas site, a project that we undertook in conjunction with Biota Environmental Sciences. This project involved:
Initially, most of the work on this project was undertaken in ArcView 3.2 - but upon receipt of ArcView 9.1, we switched the whole project to that package. ArcView 9.1's powerful ArcCatalog module allowed for quick and easy update of the metadata and enabled quicker development of other products for the final delivery.
Delivery of the final product was made in March, 2006.
This was a long-term project that required considerable management over time. We provided fortnightly update emails, and maps that detailed progress at regular intervals.
The Environmental Characteristics and Capabilities (or ECC to use its acronym) Project is a major project that involves consolidating a range of environmental data for Pilbara Iron. Components of this project have included:
The ECC project has evolved to include additional work, such as considerable development of procedures and standards. The end result has been a better environmental data management for Pilbara Iron, and from that, better environmental outcomes.
We've also participated in a range of other projects, or looked at different technologies on behalf of Rio Tinto staff. These include:
We always try to provide our clients with the best possible solutions; if that means a little extra work to get a better outcome, then that's what we do.