VRT Wins Citect Award....

....for the "Most Innovative New Project or Application of a Citect Solution" for 2007. This Award was presented to VRT Principal Engineer, Ken Johnson by Citect's Managing Director, Oceania, Scott Wooldridge, on the completion of VRT's LongView system for BMA's Broadmeadow mine.

The Broadmeadow installation represents the fourth installation of LongView which is built exclusively on CitectSCADA. The previous versions of LongView are at Anglo Coal mines in Central Queensland. The second generation LongView system at Broadmeadow covers every aspect of longwall mine equipment, both surface and underground. It also incorporates a multimedia training and on-line Help system.

BroadMeadow's Senior Control Systems Engineer, Glenn Owens, led a group of relevant Broadmeadow staff in the specification of production reporting and equipment utilisation systems to meet the specific requirements of longwall mining. This has been implemented in VRT's PlantPortal web based system and completes the functionality of LongView for SCADA and production management purposes.