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Monadelphous grows its Pilbara footprint

Monadelphous continues to cement its strong position in the Pilbara, expanding its service offering with the opening of a new Heavy Lift Operations Centre in Port Hedland recently as part of their focus on diversification, adding to their existing facilities and services across the region.

The Operations Centre adds to the company’s growing presence in the Pilbara region, which includes establishing a Maintenance Facility in Newman and expanding its Maintenance Facility in Tom Price.

Monadelphous Executive General Manger, Zoran Bebic, said the company’s Pilbarabased operations were well placed to meet the needs of its customers and enabled the delivery of efficient and effective service solutions.

“We’ve been up here in the Pilbara for more than 30 years, with a number of longterm mining and oil and gas customers across the region. Over the past 12 months or so, we’ve not only expanded geographically, we’ve also grown our service offering, listening and responding to our customers’ requirements, further adding to our long-term commitment to the region. This has included the addition of a number of  new facilities in the region as well as enhancing our traditional engineering and maintenance offering through the establishment of rope  access services and the acquisition of Pilbara-based industrial coatings leader, Arc West Group,” he said.

Most recently, with the official opening of the Heavy Lift Operations Centre in Port Hedland, the team brings to the region a Grove 400 tonne all terrain crane which comes with all the optional extras, allowing them to achieve lifts beyond any standard configuration.

Monadelphous Heavy Lift Operations Centre Manager, Marlon Baars, said the teams new Grove 400 tonne all terrain crane reached a maximum boom tip height of 130 metres, which is the equivalent of a 43 storey building.

“To give some perspective, the crane with full luffing fly could lift a Toyota Prado from the centre of the MCG through the goals and into the first few rows of seats.”

Unique to the region, Monadelphous also offer a 1,100 tonne gantry system, a crane built over a gantry, used to straddle an object in a workspace. The gantry system can lift 385 tonnes up to 12 metres, which equates to lifting two blue whales four storeys high.