Huddy's wins Warkworth extension

HUDDY’S Mining Services has won a $A21.7 million, 24-month extension to its contract with Warkworth Mining at Rio Tinto’s Mt Thorley Warkworth operation in the Hunter Valley.
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A dragline at Rio Tinto's Mount Thorley Warkworth operation.

Angie Tomlinson

The contract covers the hire of seven Caterpillar 789C dump trucks which were initially hired in February last year for 12 months.

Huddy’s parent company Industrea said the excellent equipment availability coupled with increased production requirements at the mine had led to the extension out to February 2012.

“Huddy’s now has a major foothold in the Hunter Valley and we see that continuing as part of our ongoing diversification of the Huddy’s business,” Industrea managing director Robin Levison said.

Just yesterday Industrea announced it had boosted its order book with new contract wins totalling $3.9 million from BMA’s Gregory Crinum mine, Rio Tinto’s Kestrel mine, BIS Industrial Logistics and Shenhua Energy.

The orders for underground mining vehicles and power generation units were secured over the past four weeks.

China’s Shenhua Energy Company ordered four PJB Nipper flame and explosion-proof vehicles for $1.2 million.

In Australia, Industrea signed a $1 million contract with BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance for the manufacturing and commissioning of a PJB underground power generation Flitmate unit at the Gregory Crinum mine near Emerald, Queensland.

Industrea Mining Equipment secured $1.7 million of orders for two underground mine graders for Rio Tinto’s Kestrel mine in central Queensland, and for BIS Industrial Logistics as part of its hire fleet.