Today, GroundProbe officially celebrates the expansion of their Geotechnical Support Service (GSS) centre in Belo Horizonte, the mining capital of Brazil.
GroundProbe’s GSS unit – our world-class global support network that assists our customers with effective slope stability and underground risk management through comprehensive technical support – was first established in Indonesia in 2012. Since then, we opened the original centre here in Brazil in 2021 as well as established a new centre in Santiago, Chile.
Globally GroundProbe’s GSS team, one of the largest assembled teams of geotechnical mining professionals in the world, has grown to 120 engineers providing 24/7 services in four languages. Our talented team has reported over 5000 total alarms, and most importantly, provided early warning to mine sites for 2000 slope failures.
Today, in Brazil alone, GroundProbe has 38 geotechnical engineers and radar operators, monitoring 18 sensors over 16 sites from eight stations, 24/7. Over half of the staff are female.
Celebrating today’s event, David Noon, GroundProbe’s Chief Executive Officer said, “Our purpose every day is to create and apply innovative technologies that deliver high-value information to our customers, helping them to better manage risk. We are proud of our accomplishments and look forward to providing our valued Brazilian customers with even more expert GSS support during this time of rapid growth across Brazil’s mining sector, specifically the rising importance placed on tailings dam monitoring.” said Mr Noon.
Wishing everyone a successful grand opening and from us all at GroundProbe we look forward to a continued focus on assisting Brazilian miners in keeping themselves and the wider community safe.