A construction and maintenance company has won a tender for several mine operations in Western Australia.
Monadelphous Group won the fixed plant maintenance services contract for Rio Tinto’s iron ore operations in the Pilbara region.
The contractor is tasked with providing mechanical and electrical maintenance services including shutdowns and scaffolding at several sites. QMEB can reveal the deal is worth $100 million and for a five-year term.
Major recruitment drive
Recruitment has begun for the following multiple job vacancies:
- project supervisors
- mechanical fitters
- mechanical supervisors
- coded welders
- boilermaker welders
- coded welders
- crane operators
- trade assistants.
Successful applicants will work a variety of rosters and can be drive-in drive-out or fly-in fly-out from Perth. Monadelphous will offer “industry competitive pay rates”.
“We look forward to continuing to partner with the communities of Karratha, Dampier, Wickham and Roebourne, providing employment, training and business opportunities in these regions,” managing director Rob Velletri said in a statement to the share market.
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Monadelphous confirmed it recently experienced a jump in demand for these services.
“We have seen significant growth in our maintenance division over the last two years, with a more than 50 per cent increase in revenue,” Velletri said. “This award, which is a continuation of the provision of maintenance services to Rio, ensures a strong pipeline of future work within the iron ore sector in the Pilbara.”
Monadelphous has provided services to Rio Tinto’s iron ore operations for more than 25 years.