Bis Scores Exclusive Materials Handling Contract

Mining services company, Bis, has been awarded a contract to become the single materials handling contractor for GFG Alliance in Whyalla, South Australia, effective 1 October 2019.

As part of GFG Alliance’s strategy to maximise the efficiency of its Whyalla-based operations - incorporating its Liberty Primary Steel and SIMEC Mining businesses - several materials-handling work packages were consolidated into a single contract to be operated by a single contractor partner.

The contract will see Bis deliver a range of site services to the Whyalla site including steel services, scrap processing and handling, slag processing and handling and bulk materials handling.

The award comes as Bis celebrates 60 years in Whyalla this year, where it currently employs 170 people. Bis will welcome a further 80 employees as part of the expanded scope of works.