Fortescue supports Aboriginal owned businesses through new supplier panel

Jun 30, 2022

Following a competitive tender process, Aboriginal owned businesses Maramara, Orebody Resources and Barrooghumba WPH JV have been jointly awarded a three-year contract as providers of support mobile equipment dry-hire to Fortescue.
As part of the contract, the three businesses will form a supplier panel allowing Fortescue to efficiently hire equipment including graders, water carts and excavators across the Company’s Pilbara mining hubs.
Fortescue Director Communities, Environment and Government Warren Fish said, “Fortescue is committed to supporting sustainable long-term opportunities for Aboriginal businesses. Procurement is one of the most powerful levers for social and economic change, and from experience we know that a strong Aboriginal business sector is best placed to create employment and development opportunities for their communities.
“I am pleased to announce this contract with Palyku owned Maramara and Orebody Resources and Nyiyaparli owned Barrooghumba, continuing to foster Fortescue’s relationships with these outstanding Pilbara based businesses.”
Maramara Managing Director Garry Jaffrey said, “We are over the moon to have been awarded this contract. As an Aboriginal business, this is a huge opportunity and reflects the hard work of the entire team who have helped deliver this outcome. 
“One of the key objectives of our business is to support Aboriginal people coming into the workplace. Being awarded this contract will help us grow our business, build capacity and create opportunities for more Aboriginal people – thank you to Fortescue for continuing to believe in us.”