Rio Tinto and GE partner to improve Pilbara rail network

Rio Tinto has partnered with GE for maintenance services to support its locomotive network in the Pilbara, Australia’s largest privately owned operated rail system.

The five-year agreement will see GE provide services that allow faster access to material and parts, minimising downtime and enhancing fleet productivity.

CEO of GE Transportation in Australia and New Zealand, Dwight Van Roy, said it was a “unique industry collaboration” with both companies sharing best practice methods.

“Working inside Rio Tinto’s maintenance workshops in Karratha and Cape Lambert, we’ll have direct line-of-sight to daily operations, and be able respond right away to issues and advise in areas we can optimise,” he said.

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