BHP awards contract extension to Greyhound

Olympic Dam. Image: BHP.

Greyhound has secured a five-year renewal of a contract to provide coach services in the Bowen Basin and at Olympic Dam to BHP and its joint venture partners.

The contract will see Greyhound acquire 49 new Volvo B8R Chassis and Irizar i6 Body coaches and 10 Mitsubishi Rosas, all equipped with the latest Techbus safety features.

In 2016, Greyhound co-funded a Techbus prototype with the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) to improve safety features and to establish a new benchmark for resource sector coach fleet.

The Greyhound Techbus has travelled in excess of 100,000km without incident and is used by the company to trial the latest safety features prior to deployment across its fleet.

Greyhound chief exective officer Alex de Waal said, “Over the past 10 years we have worked in partnership with BHP to develop our fleet, processes, technology and compliance / fatigue management systems to deliver the very highest standards of safety, reliability and passenger comfort.

“We currently provide more than 60 services per day to BHP, moving 65,000 passengers per month covering over six million kilometres annually.

“Our resource sector clients place the highest priority on the diligent and effective management of the risks associated with transporting its staff to and from site.”