Guma ICRG wins con­tract ex­ten­sions

Pilbara News - - News - Stu­art McKin­non

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.

Pic­ture: FMG

A Fortes­cue Me­tals Group iron ore train in the Pil­bara.

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