Lake McLeod Operations
Dampier Salt (DSL) is the world’s largest solar salt producer, with an annual capacity of more than 10 million tonnes. It has two operations in the Pilbara (Dampier and Port Hedland) and an operation in the Gascoyne region (Lake MacLeod). Carnarvon is the closest service town for the Lake MacLeod operations being approximately 51Km’s line of sight from the town to the mine site.
The scope of work was to supply and install a secure Microwave data system that could broadcast from the Cape Cuvier Wharf Sub to the nominated area surrounding the Cape Cuvier wharf. This broadcast allowed the 3 x DSL vessels to wirelessly connect to the DSL network while in the Cape Cuvier area.
Cape Cuvier Port
Supply and Install 1 x Tower Ring mount (not part of this project)
Supply and Install a 5GHz base station with 90 degree antenna (Lake McLeod Sub) •
Supply and Install 3 x 5GHz client radios and Omni Antenna
Cape Cuvier Wharf Base Station
A Proxim MP10100 Base Station radio was installed on an S11 Rated swivel pole on the Cape Cuvier Wharf Sub wall. The MP10100 had a 90degree sector antenna and was cabled via OD UTP into the local comms hut. The radio was powered via an AC POE block located in the sub and connected to an existing site switch.
Tugs – Cuvier/Mc Leod
Each Tug had a Proxim 10100 SUA radio with an Omni (360 degree) antenna mounted on or near the crows nest (to reduce the RF feeder loss). The radio and antenna was mounted within one metre of each other with the radio cabled via outdoor UTP (enclosed in Flexcon) to a power block located in the tug cabin.
The Omni antenna on each boat was mounted at high point so that each antenna can get a line of sight signal (or near) from the vessel to the 25M Mono pole at Cape Cuvier.
The line boat had a Proxim 10100 SUA radio with an Omni (360 degree) antenna mounted on or near the crows nest (to reduce the RF feeder loss). The radio and antenna were mounted within one metre of each other with the radio cabled via outdoor UTP (enclosed in Flexcon) to a power block located in the tug cabin.