Guma ICRG wins contract extensions
Fortescue Metals Group has extended two contracts with indigenous group Guma ICRG in the Pilbara.
Guma will continue maintenance for FMG’s rail network for the Hi-Rail and Mainline jobs.
The Hi-Rail contract extension includes the rail drain cleaning of the Port Hedland to Christmas Creek and Solomon Spur rail lines, with the initial contract period of two years extended by an additional two years to December, 2019.
In addition to cleaning the rail drain, the Hi-Rail scope of work includes changing the ballast and general rail infrastructure maintenance. The Mainline project involves the management and maintenance of rail access roads servicing more than 560km of rail line in the east Pilbara.
The initial contract period of three years has been extended by a further two years to June, 2019.
Guma ICRG chief executive Shane Cable said the existing positive working relationship with Fortescue was a valued part of the Guma ICRG business and the contract extensions would help underpin the company’s growth plans and provide further opportunities for the Nyiyaparli peoples.
“We have consistently met the high work and safety standards expected of all Fortescue contractors, and we believe Guma ICRG has provided high quality, cost-effective contracting solutions for the iron ore miner,” he said.
A Fortescue Metals Group iron ore train in the Pilbara.