Robe River Services receives first major contract

(Image source: Mineral Resources) Mineral Resources managing director Chris Ellison and RRKAC chairperson and RRS director Kelly Slattery.
(Image source: Mineral Resources) Mineral Resources managing director Chris Ellison and RRKAC chairperson and RRS director Kelly Slattery.

Mineral Resources (ASX: MIN) has awarded Robe River Services (RRS) its first major contract as part of the Onslow Iron project in WA.

The five-year contract is for the lease of four 57-seat coaches to transport Mineral Resources’ workforce at the Ken’s Bore mine site.

Robe River Services is 100% owned by Robe River Kuruma Aboriginal Corporation (RRKAC) and was established to drive economic opportunities for local people and community.

RRKAC chairperson and RRS director Kelly Slattery says she hopes the partnership will be replicated with other resource companies.

“We are excited to have negotiated our first commercial arrangement under the RRS banner and we look forward to identifying more opportunities to build our economic independence through business development opportunities,” she said.

(Image source: Mineral Resources) The contract is for the lease of four 57-seat coaches.
(Image source: Mineral Resources) The contract is for the lease of four 57-seat coaches.

Mineral Resources general manager communities and heritage Heath Nelson says the company is thrilled to award Robe River Services its inaugural contract.

“This agreement marks a significant milestone for Robe River Services, laying a solid foundation for their business growth,” he said.

“Through the award of this long-term contract, we are proud to play a leading role in advancing the economic empowerment of the Robe River Kuruma People.

“We look forward to evolving our strong partnership and are committed to developing further opportunities.”

In mid-May, Mineral Resources delivered first ore from Onslow ahead of schedule for delivery to China Baowu Steel Group.

This milestone was achieved just 11 months after ground was broken at Ken’s Bore.

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