New major haulage deal seals Bis fleet upgrade

Water Corporation deal signed as Bis starts GFG Alliance contract

New major haulage deal seals Bis fleet upgrade
Bis recently added a new A-double fleet to its operations


Bis Industries has lauded a new Western Australian on-road services contract with water and drainage provider Water Corporation that will prompt a road-train fleet upgrade for the mining and haulage services specialist.

The initial three-year deal will see Bis load and haul processed biosolids from numerous Water Corporation water treatment plant sites in Perth to a mixture of industrial and farming operations for further processing and recycling.

The task requires "an innovative fleet of new road train combinations, developed specifically for this contract; introducing a new level of flexibility and reliability to the handling and movement of biosolids", Bis says.

Upon enquiry, the company reveals the fleet will comprise Volvo FH16 8X4s – though further details were not available at the time of writing.

"Bis is thrilled to welcome Water Corporation as an important customer to our Haulage solutions business. We look forward to building a strong relationship with them," Bis CEO Brad Rogers says.

"In addition to the bespoke equipment solution, the contract will also benefit from the latest Bis safety and productivity management systems, including the use of best in class, proprietary cloud based artificial intelligence monitoring systems.

"Bis’ reputation for safety and reliability were key factors in the award of this contract, and we look forward to delivering this essential service for Water Corporation."

Bis formally begins the contract in December.

How Bis landed 26 new A-doubles for its Whitehaven Coal operations, here

It also recently announced a significant materials handling contract for GFG Alliance in Whyalla, South Australia, delivering a range of site services including steel services, scrap processing and handling, slag processing and handling and bulk materials handling.

Bis will welcome a further 80 employees there as part of the expanded scope of works, where several materials-handling work packages were consolidated into a single-partner contract.

"Bis have been proud to have worked closely with the GFG Alliance team since their acquisition of the Arrium steelworks in July 2017," Rogers says.

"I am delighted that we have secured this strategically important contract and I look forward to working with GFG Alliance over the coming weeks to ensure a successful contract start up."


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