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NEWMAN, Western Australia. August 15, 2019. UK-based Trans Global Projects Group (TGP) has delivered a shipment of 62 modules weighing 68,000 tonnes to the Roy Hill iron ore mine near Newman in Western Australia.
Roy Hill, owned by privately-held Hancock Prospecting, encourages its suppliers to paint their equipment pink in support of breast cancer awareness. In 2018 Berge Bulk showed its support by painting the superstructure of its 210,000 DWT iron ore carrier Berge Toubkal pink.
According to Hancock executive chairman Gina Rinehart, with a net worth over US$15 billion, breast cancer is Australia’s most commonly diagnosed cancer and now affects nearly one in eight Australian women.
Rinehart established the practice of painting Roy Hill mining equipment pink in recognition of cancer sufferers and naming them after employees. In May this year it christened two more 296-tonne capacity Hitachi mega trucks with the names of two female cancer survivors.
Speaking at the ceremony (pictured) Rinehart said 42 percent of the mine’s truck drivers are women – a record in the Australian mining industry.
To deliver the latest pink mining equipment, TGP shipped the modules from Dalian to Port Hedland and after “intensive” biosecurity checks they travelled a further 400 kilometres on a single lane road to the Roy Hill site.
“Through expert planning, innovative engineering and careful coordination, our team was able to successfully deliver these modules, despite the particularly challenging conditions,” commented TGP CEO Colin Charnock, “We are very proud to have helped our client support such an important cause with the delivery of these pink modules. Thanks to the diligent and tireless efforts of our team, these modules will now help the mine further demonstrate its commitment to breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survival.”
In addition to project logistics management, TGP services include ship chartering, logistics consultancy and transport engineering.
Article courtesy of Freightweek.
Roy Hill has won the 2019 ‘Digger of the Year’ award at the famous Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum. The award is in recognition of the outstanding performance of Roy Hill’s operations which have now reached their full production capacity of 55Mtpa on a consistent basis over the past 12 months, and are in the process of heading to 60Mtpa.
The Executive Chairman of Roy Hill, and all at Roy Hill congratulates Jodi Moffitt for winning the prestigious ‘Excellence in Mining’ award at the 2019 Women in Industry Awards, at an event held in Melbourne overnight.
The Women in Industry Awards acknowledge exceptional women who have achieved success through their invaluable leadership, innovation and commitment to their sector.
As is tradition several times each year at Roy Hill, we have a special occasion to honour and support breast cancer survivors and women employees of Roy, and/or Hancock. Mrs Rinehart gave a speech today at the seventh pink truck ceremony in support of breast cancer sufferers. These events are very special occasions where Mrs Rinehart and members of the Hancock Prospecting and Roy Hill communities show their sympathy, support and love for those touched by breast cancer and related cancers.
Roy Hill and North Metropolitan TAFE are working together to meet mining skill demands by providing apprenticeships and traineeships to Roy Hill employees.
More than 150 Roy Hill employees will be offered traineeships in Surface Extraction Operations and Resource Processing to prepare them for job roles including mobile plant operators, mineral processing operators and port operators.
32-year old employee Jana Buvari is learning to maintain the communication systems on Roy Hill’s railway as part of her Electronics and Communications apprenticeship with North Metropolitan TAFE (please view video here).
In his 10-year career as a train driver, Brad Main has never been involved in anything quite like Roy Hill’s pink trucks and locomotives initiative to support and raise awareness of breast cancer.
On Friday 15 February 2019, Brad, who has been contracted to drive Roy Hill trains for three years by Karijini Rail, had the honour of being at the helm of the first ever pink locomotive’s six-hour journey to the mine.
Shipping partner Berge Bulk has followed Roy Hill’s lead, and is the first to paint one of its ore ships pink. Read Berge Bulk’s recent article on how Roy Hill’s commitment to support breast cancer awareness has inspired the company and shipping crew to get behind the cause.
Happy International Women’s Day
All the best from Gina Rinehart, Tad, Garry and Barry and everyone at Roy Hill.
Today the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology announced recipients of the Government’s METS Ignited Collaborative Project Funds, confirming Roy Hill’s innovative project with Mineral Technologies will receive $1 million from the Government, matching funds contributed by Roy Hill.
“I am delighted the Government is supporting our partnership with Mineral Technologies – a project that seeks to enhance the operational efficiency of our mine, delivering more high-grade product while reducing waste for the same operational cost” said Roy Hill CEO Barry Fitzgerald.
Today Roy Hill CEO Barry Fitzgerald and WesTrac CEO Jarvas Croome announced the arrival of a new CAT Simulator to Roy Hill’s ROC-Ed Learning Centre in front of students from Kent Street Senior High School, with special guest WA Chief Scientist Professor Peter Klinken AC also in attendance.
WesTrac’s donation of the Cat Simulator to Roy Hill’s ROC-Ed program enables students to immerse themselves in the experience of operating a large Cat wheel loader, just as it would on site at the Roy Hill mine.