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Fortescue and REMA TIP TOP establish Aboriginal traineeships

Fortescue Metals Group has teamed up with longstanding contracting partner REMA TIP TOP to identify opportunities within its supply chain to increase employment and development opportunities for Aboriginal team members.

This move demonstrates “the company’s ongoing commitment to provide training and employment opportunities for its Aboriginal workforce”, FMG said.

REMA has been providing belt and conveyor maintenance services at Fortescue’s operations for over 10 years, and has now signed an agreement with 100% Aboriginal-owned workforce organisation Karlayura Group to offer belt splicing traineeships.

The program will allow Aboriginal participants to gain on-the-job experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of conveyor belt systems across Fortescue’s operational sites and provide them with sustainable career opportunities, FMG said.

Fortescue Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Gaines, said: “At Fortescue, we believe that providing economic opportunities through access to employment, training and business development pathways is key to sustainable futures for Aboriginal people.

“We are pleased to be working with our contracting partners to develop programs that support Aboriginal employment, and it is inspiring to see the positive contribution they make to communities.”

REMA Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific, Benedikt Schneider, said: “Working together with the Karlayura Group, we have created new opportunities for local Indigenous communities through the establishment of belt splicing traineeships.

“Our focus is always on training and development to provide career pathways – not just jobs – and I’m proud to continue partnering with Fortescue to help close the gap by creating meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians.”

Karlayura Group General Manager, Regina Glover, said: “Karlayura has a strong history of building partnerships with various companies within the mining and construction industry. We’re forever grateful for the opportunities we get from REMA and Fortescue as we continue our journey of creating successful outcomes across Australia.”

REMA TIP TOP Australia belts up at BHP South Flank project

REMA TIP TOP Australia has been selected by Monadelphous to install more than 50 km of conveyor belting for the BHP-owned South Flank iron ore project, in the Pilbara of Western Australia.

A key component of the project to build the $3.6 billion mine, the conveyor belting will be delivered with splice kits and the installation and splicing of steel cord and fabric belt on five conveyors systems, three of which are overland conveyors, with 77 rolls of belt to be installed and 77 splices to be completed in total. REMA TIP TOP Australia will assist Monadelphous in this work.

The conveyor solutions specialist has worked with Monadelphous on a range of major projects in the past and it is this proven track record that was critical in securing the project for the business, it said.

Steve Hipwell, REMA TIP TOP Australia Projects Manager, said: “This project represents a significant win for the business and is a testament to the commitment we have shown to delivering quality projects.

“Monadelphous have a substantial pipeline of works in the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors so it’s great to continue to build on our successes with this leading engineering company.”
Hipwell said mobilisation was set to begin in the June quarter.

Earlier this year, Fenner Dunlop secured the contract to manufacture and deliver the overland conveyor belt package to South Flank.

BHP is targeting first ore extraction at the operation in 2021 and expects to ramp up to 80 Mt/y of output. This will replace production from the existing Yandi mine, which is reaching the end of its economic life.

Rema Tip Top builds local presence in Middle East

Rema Tip Top is looking to tap into new markets in the Middle East by opening its own hub in Dubai.

With immediate effect, all product and service requests of the region will be processed and implemented from the new location true to the motto “In the region, for the region”, the company said.

Target markets are the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the neighbouring countries Egypt and Jordan, according to the conveying and processing technology provider.

“Rema Tip Top is strengthening its commitment in the GCC region to directly serve the market as Rema Tip Top Middle East,” Michael Labbé (pictured), Executive Board member of Rema Tip Top AG CEO of REMA Tip Top Middle East, said.

“It is our central concern to be closer to our customers, to be their local contact and to better understand the needs and trends of the region,” he added.

With the new subsidiary, all customers in the region will have a contact person offering them comprehensive support by telephone or on site during their usual business hours, the company said.

By means of local warehousing, a 24/7 availability with correspondingly short reaction times is to be established at short notice to faster process and implement customer enquiries.

For Labbé, the combination of local conditions, existing mineral resources and German engineering skills from Rema Tip Top is an important driving force for the company: “There already is a strong demand for Rema Tip Top products in the region, which we have not always been able to meet 100% due to the long supply routes in the past.

“With our new hub, we can meet this need and further expand existing customer relationships.”

The subsidiary is preparing to present itself to the public for the first time at the Dubai Mining Show on November 5-6.

Rema Tip Top lays the groundwork for Australia expansion

Rema Tip Top has opened a “Centre of Excellence” in Brisbane, Australia, as it looks to expand its material processing capabilities into the future.

This facility will be the home of its east coast surface protection hub, extending on the expertise of its Perth surface protection operations to provide increased local and national services for its customers, the company said.

“The facility, based in Northgate in Brisbane’s inner north, is strategically positioned on the east coast to provide more agile service to new and existing customers and will offer increased support to the company’s largest clients, many headquartered in the area,” the company said.

It features dedicated workshop and office space with close proximity to transport hubs including Brisbane Airport and Brisbane Port, providing Rema Tip Top with the ability to “strengthen its approach to servicing its customers across the entire country”, the company said.

“A key component of Rema Tip Top’s focus on diversification, the centre is also poised to provide access to new materials handling operations in the region, including cement and food processing industries,” the company added.

Karsten Bartnicki, CEO Rema Tip Top Industry Australia, said that the new Brisbane Centre of Excellence will create an immediate economic impact in the region, providing a range of new employment opportunities and also underpins Rema Tip Top’s commitment to investment in infrastructure to drive sustainable growth.