Industrea’s subsidiary Industrea Mining Services has won a $100m contract from Rio Tinto to supply more equipment to
Mt Thorley Warkworth in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, Australia.

The contract is an extension of the previous contract awarded in 2009 and will be carried out until 2014.

Industrea Mining will provide services to hire, service and support an expanded range of equipment to mining operations in the region.

Industrea managing director and CEO Robin Levison said that the expansion in the Hunter Valley region is consistent with the strong demand for the firm’s equipment across all of its divisions.

"Coal shipments from the Hunter Valley region are forecast to reach over 250Mt by 2018 compared with the forecast of 139Mt in calendar year 2011," Levison said.