Fenner Dunlop has secured a permanent contract with Rio Tinto to provide conveyor maintenance services at the Cape Lambert and Dampier Ports in Western Australia.
The long-term agreement is expected to create more than 40 full-time jobs. It will see Fenner Dunlop service all of the conveyors at the Pilbara ports.
Rio Tinto’s port facilities include four independent shipping terminals at Cape Lambert and Dampier, which are managed by a single system. The terminals have a combined 360Mt/y capacity.
Fenner Dunlop plans to open a new company branch in Karratha to form stronger business ties with the region.
Steve Abbott, Fenner Dunlop chief operating officer, said the two companies viewed the contract as a longstanding partnership.
“The award of this contract is directly attributed to our focus on total conveyor performance, our leadership and training programs and the excellent team we have in Western Australia,” Abbott said.
Fenner Dunlop, now part of the Michelin Group of Companies, has manufacturing plants in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, and 16 branches nationally.