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ECM’s Service division kicks 2016 off with new contract awards

ECM’s Services division commences 2016 on a high after securing Paraburdoo Phase 2 Construction contract on Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s Electrical Infrastructure Replacement (EIR) project, and a three year Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Services contract covering multiple Alcoa Australia sites in Western Australia.

“Both contracts are strategically important for ECM’s Services business unit and form part of our longer-term planning which focuses on building strong value-based relationships with our clients,” said Craig Etchells, ECM’s General Manager Services.

“The EIR project with Rio Tinto draws on ECM’s strong electrical and instrumentation (E&I) core and enables us to apply knowledge and experience gained over the past 30 years to create and capture value for our client.

“We’ve spent a lot of time reshaping our value proposition and enhancing our delivery model to a point where we can execute cost-conscious solutions without compromising quality, and most importantly safety,” he said.

In addition, Mr Etchells said the Alcoa Australia HVAC contract showcased ECM’s multi-disciplined capability and demonstrated that clients across the company’s target markets were searching for a leaner fit-for-purpose delivery solution from service providers.

“The company’s new Western Australian operations hub at Henderson (south of Perth) has pulled together the E&I delivery teams and the structural, mechanical, piping (SMP) and fabrication teams, which were previously located in Canning Vale and Kwinana respectively.

“This has created immediate operational and logistical efficiencies which we can pass through to our clients while we continually work to enhance and improve our integrated SMPEI delivery capability for the maintenance services and market,” he said.

In January 2016, ECM surpassed 5,000,000 man-hours Lost Time Injury free – a significant achievement highlight how the company’s Journey to Zero Harm safety philosophy is an embedded part of the company culture.

Founded in 1986, ECM is a leading construction and maintenance company servicing clients in the mining, oil and gas, infrastructure and power generation sectors.

The company has operational hubs in Perth (Henderson) and Port Hedland, Adelaide (Thebarton) and Brisbane (Murarrie).

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