OUR HISTORY

1994

1994

NRW was founded in Kalgoorlie in 1994 and the name NRW was derived from an initial of each of the co–founders. NRW’s first projects were in Jandakot and at the Granny Smith Mine.

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1995

1995

Before too long, we were one of the leading tailings dam constructors in the region and we also landed our first long term major contract for Westlime in Dongara, WA.

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1996

1996

1996 was an exciting year for NRW as we moved into our new headquarters, which for the first time also had a fully operational workshop.

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1997

1997

NRW acquired Opthalmia Contracting to establish a presence in the Pilbara and began operating from Newman. Opthalmia held a three year contract to service BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s Mt Whaleback iron ore mine.

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1998

1998

NRW’s Transport Division was established in the late 1990’s. What looked like something from a wreckers yard was rebuilt, refurbished, refitted and was transformed into our first prime mover.

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1998

1998

Awarded a mine cutback contract at Kanowna Belle for Delta Gold, leading to a three year crusher feed and mine services contract.

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1999

1999

NRW was recognised by BRW magazine as the third fastest growing private company in Australia. This reinforced our growing reputation in the industry and provided the basis for future growth.

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2000

2000

As the company increased in size, NRW established a dedicated Safety Division. As a result, we completed an overhaul of our safety and management systems and achieved initial pre-qualification for Rio Tinto Iron Ore – a significant milestone.

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2002

2002

NRW’s relationship with Rio Tinto (formerly Hamersley Iron) formally commenced in 2002 when we were awarded a tailings dam contract at Paraburdoo. This contract represented NRW’s successful breakthrough into the Pilbara.

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2002

2002

NRW’s relationship with BHP Billiton Iron also started in 2002 when we completed the first of many rail sidings at their Mt Whaleback iron ore mine in Newman.

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2003

2003

Our relationship with Rio Tinto continued to go from strength to strength and we were able to negotiate a significant waste mining contract at Paraburdoo.

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2004

2004

With steady growth in projects and an increasing workforce, the decision was made to acquire a heavy earthmoving fleet. NRW also commenced operations at Tom Price Mine for Rio Tinto.

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2005

2005

NRW won the largest contract in the company’s history with $92 million award for civil works on Rio Tinto’ Yandicoogina Junction South East (JSE) Expansion Project.

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2006

2006

In order to fund further growth, a private equity placement to Stark Investments was made. This year was also when NRW secured a 2 year mineral sands mining contract on the Tiwi Islands in the Northern Territory.

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2007

2007

NRW Holdings acquired Action Mining Services (AMS), a provider of heavy equipment maintenance services as a support for the civil and mining business and to act as a business operating in its own right. Action Mining Services underwent a rebrand in 2014 and is now referred to as AES Equipment Solutions.

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2007

2007

NRW crossed international waters for the first time in 2007, when Simfer SA (a subsidiary of Rio Tinto) awarded an earthworks contract at its Simandou project in the West African country of Guinea.

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2007

2007

After 13 years of strong growth NRW listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (NWH).

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2007

2007

Our relationship with Fortescue Metals Group was established in 2007, after Cyclone George. NRW was contracted to undertake 106 kilometres of greenfields rail formation as a part of Fortescue’s Mine to Port, construction of 1300 bed camp and improvements to existing damaged camps.

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2008

2008

NRW expanded the Mining Division with award of a three year mining contract for mining works at OM Holdings Bootu Creek (NT) worth $210 million. The Civil Division also recorded a milestone award with the $250 million Brockman 4 Project for Rio Tinto.

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2008

2008

With a key focus on Indigenous Engagement, NRW launched the Powerup Program – an intensive pre-employment work ready program aimed at Indigenous candidates lacking entry level skills to break into the civil and mining industry.

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2009

2009

NRW was awarded Cape Preston Bulk Earthworks and Breakwater Construction package on the Sino Iron Project for CITIC Pacific which included over 6.5 million cubic metres of rock and a 3.2 kilometre breakwater.

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2009

2009

NRW led the way in providing sustainable business opportunities for Indigenous organisations with the award of the $200 million Rio Tinto mining contract at Western Turner Syncline in joint venture with Indigenous landowner group Eastern Guruma Pty Ltd.

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2009

2009

NRW reinforced its reputation with Rio Tinto by winning and completing another Indigenous joint venture project, this time with the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited (NYFL) on the Pannawonica Bridge Repair Project.

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2010

2010

2010 saw our relationship with BHP Billiton Iron Ore grow stronger with the completion of the RGP5 Rail South Duplication Project and the award of a variation to the works at the Chichester Rangers – both projects done in Joint Venture with Laing O’Rourke and John Holland. The approximate value of the works came in at $253 million.

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2010

2010

July 2010 saw the departure of our founding CEO, Jeff McGlinn. Jeff handed the corporate reins to his then Chief Operating Officer, Jules Pemberton. Promac ceased to be a part of NRW Holdings Limited. NRW Chairman Ian Burston said Mr McGlinn was instrumental in establishing NRW in 1994, and played a major role in the Company’s growth and development during the past 16 years.

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2010

2010

Action Drill & Blast was established to provide specialist drill and blast services to NRW as well as the external market. The company operates as a subsidiary of NRW Holdings Limited.

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2010

2010

NRW realised a key strategic objective with the award of our first major concrete package – the $210 million Concrete and Civil package at Karara Iron Ore Project for Karara Mining Limited.

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2011

2011

NRW successfully diversified into new markets, with its first coal project in Queensland (Middlemount) as well as its first oil and gas earthworks contract for Chevron’s Wheatstone Project.

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2011

2011

Signed a milestone 5 year framework agreement with Rio Tinto Iron Ore for its 333 Programme in the Pilbara, worth $260 million in its first year.

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2012

2012

NRW delivered a diverse range of civil and mining projects for Fortescue Metals Group including; Anderson Point Port Expansion, Solomon Spur Rail, Solomon Tail Storage Facility, Solomon Early Mining Services, Christmas Creek Mining.

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2012

2012

In February NRW was awarded Rio Tinto’s prestegious Supplier of the Year Award in the Construction category. David Joyce, RTIO’s Managing Director of Expansion Projects, stated in his presentation speech that, “NRW exemplifies what is means to work together to get a job done, both safely and prioritising Indigenous Engagement, to meet the goals required as we build our project.”

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2012

2012

NRW launched the A Safe Day. Every Day. Program. The Program was implemented across the Civil and Mining Divisions including in the field. Our employees acknowledge that safety is everyone’s responsibility and without compromise, safety takes priority. Every single person is actively encouraged to identify and mitigate risks. Above all else, they are encouraged to have A Safe Day. Every Day.

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2012

2012

NRW were awarded a second contract at BHP Billiton’s Port Hedland Inner Harbour Project.

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2012

2012

In September, NRW was awarded a $133 million earthworks contract for Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s Cape Lambert Port B 353Mtpa Project (CLB353). As with the original contract awarded in 2011, these works were undertaken in joint venture with the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited (NYFL).

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2012

2012

The HSE Recognition Program, a key part of the A Safe Day. Every Day. Program was a great success in 2012, seeing a grand total of $190,000 donated to charity on behalf of the winning Project of the Quarter and Project of the Year teams.

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2013

2013

In February, the Middlemount Coal Mining Services contract was restructured to a dry hire contract. As part of the new arrangement, NRW provides ongoing maintenance services for the mining fleet until the extended contract completion date of June 2017.

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2013

2013

In 2013, Action Drill & Blast were awarded two significant contracts. The first was a four year contract to provide drilling services direct to Fortescue Metals Group at the Cloudbreak mine. This contract was the largest contract awarded to Action Drill & Blast at the time with a base value of approximately $140 million. The second was a three year contract for drill and blast operations at the Middlemount Coal Mine in Queensland, valued at approximately $60 million.

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2013

2013

The Jartu Joint Venture was established between NRW and Njamal ICRG JV to undertake bulk earthworks at Fortescue’s North Star Magnetite Project – situated on the traditional lands of the Njamal people. As with NRW’s other Indigenous joint ventures, this partnership enables the Njamal community to develop their business skills and capability with NRW’s experience and support, whilst providing employment opportunities to their people.

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2013

2013

In September 2013, NRW were awarded their most significant Civil contract to date, a $620 million contract with Samsung C & T Corporation for earthworks on the rail formation between the Roy Hill Mine Site and Port Hedland. In addition to this, earlier in the year NRW were also awarded a $67 million Bulk Earthworks contract at the Roy Hill Mine Site.

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2013

2013

The A Safe Day. Every Day. Program saw $110,000 donated to charity

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2014

2014

In April, NRW was awarded a $200 million contract by Samsung C & T for construction of the Concrete and Detailed Earthworks Package at Roy Hill. This award builds on the existing relationship with both Samsung C & T and Roy Hill and came following the successful completion of the Roy Hill Rail Mine Site Bulk Earthworks Project and the award of the Roy Hill Rail Project.

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2014

2014

Powerup, NRW’s Indigenous pre-employment program, reached a massive milestone in 2014 when it saw its 250th participant graduate in April. Upon Graduation, Neil Mourambine was hired as a Roller Operator at the Roy Hill Rail Project Section 3.

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2014

2014

November 2014 marked 20 years in business for NRW. Established in 1994, NRW continues to operate as a leading contractor in the mining and civil construction industries. Our commitment to our people, safety and the communities in which we operate is the foundation of our business and the key to our longevity in the industry.

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2015

2015

Following negotiations with our client, Middlemount Coal, NRW secured a three year extension valued at approximately $330 million at the Middlemount Coal Mine. The extension term maximised the cost benefit and efficient utilisation of the large fleet of equipment for both Middlemount Coal and NRW.  At the time, Jules Pemberton NRW’s Managing Director and CEO said, “NRW has worked closely with Middlemount to deliver a new operating model which will provide significant benefit to both parties during the remaining contract term. I am very pleased that our client has shown confidence in our ability to provide a very safe and productive service offering by extending the contract to June 2020 from its current expiry date of June 2017.”

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2015

2015

Nammuldi Incremental Tonnes Project. NRW was awarded a 24 month contract for contract mining and ore haulage to increase production at Rio Tinto’s Nammuldi Mine. The scope of the contract included: Construction of mine haul roads, ore stockpiles, waste dumps and other mine infrastructure Production mining (including drill & blast) Haulage of high grade ore from mine area to the existing Nammuldi Plant site Supply, installation and operation of two 5 Mtpa crushing plants The Project has a value of approximately $140M, and will utilise a significant amount of existing NRW equipment including two Hitachi 250 tonne excavators and up to 14 Caterpillar 785 dump trucks. The contract is anticipated to have a peak of 135 personnel on site, including local Indigenous participation. Mobilisation and commencement of preliminary site works commenced in August 2015.  

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