Coates Hire bags BHP Nickel West contract

One of Australia’s largest equipment hire companies, Coates Hire, has secured an estimated A$25 million ($17.7 million) contract with BHP’s Nickel West division.

The five-year contract will ensure the Coates Hire team can “add value” by providing safe and sustainable solutions through our its industrial services offerings, including equipment hire, tool management and maintenance, telemetry, day to day operations, short-and long-term hire, planned shutdowns, major shutdowns, and project works, Coates Hire said.

“Our experience on various mine sites across the nation will hold our people in good stead as we begin working at BHP’s Nickel West locations,” Murray Vitlich, Coates Hire CEO, said.

Nickel West is a fully integrated mine-to-market nickel business with over 3,500 employees and contractors. It has open pit, as well as underground, operations, along with concentrators, a smelter and refinery, all located in Western Australia.