Red Dirt gets nod for Fortes­cue fuel run

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

An Abo­rig­i­nal-owned busi­ness has been called on to keep Fortes­cue Met­als Groups’ Pil­bara op­er­a­tional sites run­ning through a sub-con­tract for fuel de­liv­ery.

Trans­port, freight and lo­gis­tics com­pany Cen­tu­rion awarded a sub­con­tract to Red Dirt Trans­port Ser­vices as part of its ten­der for Fortes­cue’s 36-month fuel de­liv­ery con­tract and of­fered ven­dor fi­nance on a new ve­hi­cle to ser­vice the con­tract.

Red Dirt Trans­port Ser­vices di­rec­tor Steven Dhu said the con­tract would pro­vide sig­nif­i­cant growth op­por­tu­ni­ties for the busi­ness.

“We are very proud that we are able to pro­vide mean­ing­ful so­cioe­co­nomic de­vel­op­ment in the Pil­bara with the sup­port of com­pa­nies like Fortes­cue and Cen­tu­rion,” he said.

Cen­tu­rion ex­ec­u­tive gen­eral man­ager Justin Car­daci said the com­pany was com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties to Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple.

Fortes­cue chief ex­ec­u­tive Nev Power said Fortes­cue was proud to be a part­ner with com­pa­nies which com­mit­ted to build­ing stronger com­mu­ni­ties.

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