Rutile Mine in Sierra Leone implements a power line safety initiative

May 3, 2021

Sierra Rutile, a subsidiary of Iluka Resources, is a multi-mine operation located in the Bonthe and Moyamba districts, south west Sierra LeoneSierra Rutile has the world’s largest natural rutile deposit and encompasses two operations at Lanti and Gangama; a mineral separation plant; and a dedicated port facility.

They have implemented a Power Line Safety program to assist in the prevention of contact by large trucks, plant and equipment from making contact with live high voltage power lines. As with many mine sites, there is a high demand for high voltage power, resulting in many overhead lines which cross or skirt roads. Visual awareness of the power lines by the driver can be key in mitigating unwanted contact with power lines.