Fortescue awards AU $ 350 million contract to Warrikal Pty Ltd
As a result of a competitive bidding process, Warrikal Pty Ltd was awarded a 5-year AU $ 350 million contract as one of the providers of maintenance and shutdown services for the operations of Fortescue in Pilbara.
Founded by Koori businesswoman, Amanda Healy, and her business partners, Roy Messer and David Flett, Warrikal was established in 2017 to provide innovative engineering solutions in the mining, marine and resource sectors. The company has provided mechanical, shutdown and project maintenance services at Fortescue sites for the past 3 years.
Fortescue CEO Elizabeth Gaines said, “Fortescue is committed to supporting long-term, sustainable opportunities for Indigenous businesses. Procurement is one of the most powerful levers for social and economic change, and from experience we know that a strong Indigenous business sector is best positioned to create employment and development opportunities for their communities.
“I am pleased to announce this important contract with Warrikal, the largest awarded by Fortescue and also one of the largest contracts awarded in Australia to a majority owned Aboriginal company,” said Gaines.
Warrikal CEO Healy said the contract builds on the company’s long-standing relationship with Fortescue.
“We look forward to further developing our relationship over the coming years, continuing to grow our operational footprint in the Northwest of Western Australia, and strengthening our long-term commitment to the region and the communities in which we are. let’s operate.
“The award of this contract and the continued growth of the company is a testament to our exceptional staff and our reputation for providing ‘innovative engineering solutions’ in multiple disciplines, while maintaining a high level of safety and quality. as a true reflection of every Warrikal member of the team, ”concluded Healy.
Read the article online at: https://www.globalminingreview.com/finance-business/09072021/fortescue-awards-aus350-million-contract-to-warrikal-pty-ltd/