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Media Release 26 May 2022

New bauxite contract caps a breakout growth year for Bis

Leading resource logistics company, Bis, has signed a multi-year bauxite haulage contract with Rio Tinto for its Gove operations in the Northern Territory.

Bis will deploy an efficient, high payload haulage solution to Gove, enabling a day shift only approach, which will also provide a strong foundation for managing employee attraction.

Bis Chief Executive Officer, Brad Rogers, said the new contract is testament to the Company’s focus on innovation and safety.

"I’m very proud we are able to offer a tailored and efficient haulage solution to Rio Tinto in a way that is conducive to a compelling employee value proposition."

“Given the remoteness of the operation – Gove is 1,000km from Darwin – the ability to meet Rio Tinto’s production requirements in a cost efficient manner, with day shift only operations, will help to deliver a safe and reliable operation.  We are excited to commence at Gove and look forward to supporting Rio Tinto at this important operation.”

The haulage and road maintenance contract will see Bis provide off-road haulage of bauxite, road grading, dust suppression and associated support services.

Assets include 230T haulage combinations, loaders, graders, a water cart and other support equipment.

Bis has a long history of providing haulage, material handling and site services in the Northern Territory across a variety of commodities including manganese, iron ore and bauxite.

Rio Tinto is the largest employer in the Gove region and Bis will actively support its local community engagement, procurement and employment initiatives as part of the contract delivery.

This latest contract award comes only weeks after the company announced it had also secured a project with new customer, Stanmore Resources, at its Bowen Basin operation in Queensland. 

It caps off a strong 12-month period for Bis, which has seen it secure new contracts with Anglo American at Capcoal and Glencore’s Hunter Valley Operations, amongst others.  In addition, Bis has extended and expanded its haulage operations at the Roy Hill mine in Western Australia.

Mobilisation of the new Gove contract begins immediately. 


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