National expansion pays off for Heavy Haulage Australia


HHA decision to expand operations nationally helps it secure four new contracts.

National expansion pays off for Heavy Haulage Australia
HHA will this year begin servicing Easternwell, MacMahon, Panalpina Projects and GE Australia.

 

Heavy Haulage Australia’s (HHA) decision to spread its footprint nationally has helped the company secure four key contracts across the mining and oil and gas sectors.

HHA will this year begin servicing Easternwell, MacMahon, Panalpina Projects and GE Australia under contracts with a mixture of two to three year terms.

HHA will be responsible for hauling Easternwell’s triple drill rig from the Port of Brisbane to its first drill site location in the Surat Basin, while the MacMahon contract will involve heavy haulage for the firm’s mining operations.

HHA’s Darwin division will provide Panalpina Projects with a number of project management services and oversize deliveries to the Inpex Gas site, with HHA’s Western Australian arm taking care of oil and gas and heavy haulage duties for GE Australia.

"We elected to take our business nationally two years ago with facilities now established in Darwin and Perth…it is pleasing to see this investment is being rewarded and the inherent value that these blue chip customers have in our deliverables on a national scale," HHA managing director Jon Kelly says.

He says HHA will soon be opening facilities in Port Hedland, Adelaide and Roma to complement existing sites in Brisbane and Toowoomba.

Kelly says the contract with Easternwell will involve the use of several cranes and 20 road train combinations.

HHA will initially provide services to up to 15 individual GE business units under the contract with GE Australia, but Kelly is hopeful more work will come his way.

"Although the works for GE is expected to commence initially in Western Australia for the oil and gas sector of the group, I expect that the scope of works will quickly spread nationally taking advantage of our geographical footprint," he says.

Kelly says the contracts, which will begin in the third quarter of this year, come in a "very competitive and tough market".

He says it has not been an easy year for the transport industry but HHA has managed to grow its revenue by more than 30 per cent.

 

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