Veris Ltd subsidiary Aqura Technologies has been awarded project works to support iron ore mining major Roy Hill to design, install and commission the first phase of a new high–performance private LTE network for its operations in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Whilst the majority of the new contracted works will be performed in FY2022, the contract value of this scope of works with Roy Hill is expected to equate to approximately 10% of Aqura’s projected FY2021 revenue. The final project sum will be determined as the scope of works are finalised.
The statement said: “The new engagement leverages Aqura’s track record in delivering leading–edge high–performance private LTE networks to underpin the digital transformation programs of large–scale operational activities in highly remote locations. The Roy Hill project follows on from similar projects for customers Rio Tinto and OZ Minerals. The scope of the Roy Hill engagement includes providing services for the first phase of a private 4G LTE network f or large–scale mining operations in the Pilbara encompassing design, engineering, site installation and commissioning. Aqura’s first phase works are expected to be completed in August 2021.”
The award resulted from a competitive tender engagement which was followed by a transparent and collaborative scoping and validation process.Aqura Technologies CEO, Travis Young, commented: “Our engagement with the Roy Hill team has been highly rewarding as we have been able to work collaboratively and progress a very insightful review to truly understand the outcomes that Roy Hill is looking to gain. With this foundation, our team has been able to fast–track early works. With this early work and the support of the Roy Hill team, we are very confident of a highly successful project delivery.”