Information and communications technology (ICT) company Aqura Technologies, a subsidiary of noted planning company Veris, has entered into an agreement with BHP for a three-year services contract that will see Aqura provide technology infrastructure upgrades for the mining major.
Aqura, formed by parent Veris last year as part of a restructure of company OTOC Australia, specialises in planning, building and integrating ICT solutions such as long-term evolution 4G (4G LTE), Internet of Things (IoT) applications, entertainment systems and fibre optics, among other facilities.
Aqura’s project portfolio with BHP includes the Yandi in-room communication and entertainment system (IRCES) project in BHP’s Yandi Village accomodation camp, and the Whaleback IRCES project in Newman, Western Australia, projects totalling $4.6 million.
Aqura will provide design, supply, installation and commissioning of its BHP accomodation villages. Veris managing director Adam Lamond was pleased with the furthering of Aqura’s relationship with BHP:
“Veris is pleased to have formalised this long-standing relationship with BHP,” he said. “The services contract is a significant step for the growth of Aqura as a standalone business and will help ensure a smooth delivery of works over time, helping [to] meet both the clients’ and our needs. Importantly it also allows for BHP to engage us for surveying services across the country as well.”
The accomodation village work is expected to be complete by October 2018.