BGC Contracting is expanding NPJV’s presence in the Pilbara by delivering the company’s contract mining and development workers to Atlas Iron’s Mt Webber iron ore mine.
NPJV, a construction, mining and maintenance company and joint venture of the Pilbara Resource Group and Njamal Services (on behalf of the Njamal People’s Trust), is focused on providing employment opportunities in the WA mining sector to Njamal people, 14 families that make up the traditional owners of the region, which stretches past Marble Bar to the Great Sandy Desert.
The 12-month contract is expected to generate between 10 and 20 full-time positions, the majority of whom will be Indigenous people of the Njamal native title group.
Scott Dryland, the managing director of NPJV, called the contract an exciting outcome for Njamal workers and non-Indigenous workers alike.
“Our business model of combining high-level mining and contracting experience delivered within state-of-the-art technology and management systems continues to give us a real point of difference in the market,” he explained.
BGC, the company facilitating the agreement, is one of Australia’s premier mining contractors and supports a number of initiatives to encourage Indigenous people to enter the mining workforce, and currently serves as the contract operator for the nine million tonnes per annum Mt Webber project.