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Onsite Rental wins $30m works contract at Rio Tinto WA operations


Posted by Monica Gameng

Onsite Rental Group has been awarded a contract valued at almost $30 million to provide ancillary as well as light mobile equipment (LME) across Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s Pilbara and coastal operations over the next three years.

“Our relationship with Rio Tinto is long standing and we are excited to build on this foundation, through a collaborative and cohesive partnership approach,” Onsite Rental Group Managing Director Mike Foureur said.

Onsite will provide on the ground support to this project through its offices in Karratha, Tom Price, Newman, Port Hedland and Perth.

The contract scope will include support maintenance activities such as access platforms, telehandlers, lighting towers and generators.

For this program of works, Onsite is committed to support local employment, boost Indigenous engagement as well as deliver apprenticeships and training. The company will also be establishing diversity programmes for this project.

“Onsite is committed to employing local people and will provide ongoing training and development for their Pilbara-based employees.

“Rio Tinto’s procurement practices, and those of our contractors, play a significant role in the creation of sustainable and resilient communities, including job opportunities for local people, which ultimately benefits the communities where we operate,” Rio Tinto Iron Ore Managing Director - Supply Chain Services Ivan Vella said.

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Source: Rio Tinto; Australian Mining; Mirage News

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.