Here’s a reminder of where the fast growing Heavy Haulage Australia came from originally with footage of the original HHA truck, as shown on the ‘Megatruckers’ TV series which features Jon Kelly, his antics and his fleet.
HHA has recently announced four new contracts for their services with Easternwell (HHA Oil and Gas), MacMahon (Heavy Haul), Panalpina Projects (HHA Project Services) and GE Australia (HHA Oil and Gas & Heavy Haul).
“The diversity in these awards is quite unique and is reflective of our superior service offering, market leading safety standards and desirable geographical footprint,” said Jon Kelly, HHA’s Managing Director. “We elected to take our business nationally two years ago with facilities now established in Darwin and Perth.
“We will soon to be unveiling facilities in Port Hedland, Adelaide and Roma all of which look to compliment pre-existing infrastructure we have in Brisbane and Toowoomba. It is pleasing to see this investment is being rewarded and the inherent value that these blue chip customers have in our deliverables on a national scale”
The Easternwell contract is to move a NOV triple drill rig from the Port of Brisbane to a site in the Surat Basin. Once commissioned and operational the drill rig will be the biggest in the southern hemisphere with a combined mass of over 6,500 tonnes carried on 180 trailer loads. Equipment needed to handle the task includes bed/winch trucks, cranes up to 200 tonnes capacity and 10 axle platforms, as well as over 20 road train loads.
The Panalpina Projects task is based at HHA’s Darwin division, involving project management, vessel discharges, transfer to interim storage and co-ordination, allocation and execution of oversize deliveries to the INPEX Gas site being built at Darwin.
“The unprecedented contract awards HHA has and continues to receive of late in a very competitive and tough market is a credit to the dedication and professionalism of my team in all areas of my business,” said Kelly. “It has been far from an easy year in transport however the group can boast revenue growth of over 30 per cent which shows the true grit of my team to time and time again, close and deliver to our great client base”