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Haden Secures BHP Billiton Mining Operations Contract


Haden, part of Norfolk Group Ltd (ASX: NFK) within its Mechanical division, has been awarded a services contract at BHP Billiton’s mining operations at Mount Whaleback in Newman, Western Australia.

The two year contract includes the heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration preventative maintenance and emergency services work for the mining operations, and mechanical services work for the process cooling facility, substations and administration offices.

The contract also covers HVAC preventative maintenance and emergency services work for 1,400 houses in the Newman Township owned by BHP Billiton.

The first year of the contract is valued at over $2 million, with the contract set to run until 2010.

David Rafter, Chief Executive of Norfolk’s Mechanical division said: “This contract aligns perfectly with our strategy to increase our recurring revenue and focus on strategic alignment to growth markets such as the booming resources sector.

“The contract has also expanded our geographical coverage with the opening of a new Haden branch in Newman that will allow us to capitalise on other projects and opportunities in the area,” he said.

This project also supports Haden’s strategy to develop long-term and strong relationships with customers.

“It is very exciting to continue our long standing relationship with BHP Billiton which has been in place now for over 10 years. Our strong relationship, the quality service of provided by our technicians, our focus on the lifecycle of the HVAC asset and our responsiveness to customers’ queries – these were all key drivers behind the contract win,” said Mr Rafter.

“At Newman, Haden will be implementing an innovative auditing and reporting system for client assets and occupational health and safety (OH&S); these will be based on our existing systems and tailored for the specific requirements of the site and equipment.”

Richard Nicholson
Divisional Sales Manager

Haden Engineering Pty Limited
Int: 61 417 231 551
Aus:  0417 231 551

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