Incitec Pivot has extended its contract for air charter services into the Phosphate Hill site with Alliance Aviation Services by up to five years (three years with a further two-year option).
The Phosphate Hill site in North West Queensland is an ammonium and phosphate fertilisers manufacturing plant. It houses a phosphate mine and ore processing facility, boasting an an annual capacity of 975,000 tonnes.
Incitec and BGC Contracting entered into a five-year, $100 million contract at Phosphate Hill in July 2016.
Meanwhile, Alliance Aviation has been providing air charter services to the site since 2002.
Alliance chief executive Lee Schofield said, “By the conclusion of this new contract, Alliance will have been flying into Phosphate Hill for a minimum continuous period of 19 years.
“We are very proud of this extension and consider it a great acknowledgment of our ability to provide Incitec Pivot with safe, reliable and cost-effective services from our Townsville and Brisbane bases.”
Alliance also services BHP Iron Ore’s Pilbara mine sites, Newmont’s granite mine site in the Tanami and Glencore’s Clermont mine in Queensland.