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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

Monica is a Marketing Assistant who handles blog content creation. She has a background in IT and has passion for research and writing.