Red Dirt gets nod for Fortescue fuel run
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.