Thyssenkrupp has launched a new facility in Port Hedland to increase the maintenance and repair services for processing plants in the Pilbara.
The new facility, located in Wedgefield, spans across 7280m2 and includes a machining workshop, an 830m2 workshop with overhead craneage, a steel processing shed, a set of offices, and outdoor hardstand and storage.
The facility will also support a new Insulated Rail joint (IRJ) processing line which will enable these specialised track components to be manufactured locally. This will be a key to rail track maintenance in the region and is expected to cut the costs of IRJs for rail network owners.
Jan Lueder, CEO of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions Asia Pacific said the new facility shows the company’s commitment to supporting North Western Australia.
“The move will support the economic landscape in North Western Australia by bringing together our experienced and highly motivated local team, and the expertise of a global engineering group with a history of more than 150 years in Australia.”
Since 1990, the company has installed three high-pressure grinding rollers (HPGR’s), six crushers, and more than 80 rail mounted machines in the local Port Hedland and Pilbara regions.
Within the past few years they have opened a new headquarters in Perth and a warehouse facility in Henderson.