Incitec Pivot celebrates 10 years as part of Moranbah community
Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL) is today celebrating the anniversary of its ammonia plant coming into operation and 10 years being part of the Moranbah community.
Located 4.5km north-west of the town of Moranbah, the plant is part of IPL’s Dyno Nobel explosives business and first came online in July 2012. Operating 24/7, every day of the year, the plant produces Dyno Nobel’s explosives products which are vital to Australia’s mining and resources industry.
IPL Managing Director & CEO Jeanne Johns said: “It was back in July 2012 that we started the journey to better service our customers in the Bowen Basin and we are extremely proud to reach this 10-year anniversary milestone.
“The plant provides our valued customers with the explosives products they need so they can continue to extract vital minerals and resources for Australians, as well as export markets. I want to thank our customers for helping make the plant such a success,” Ms Johns said.
“Our company and people have become an integral part of the Moranbah community and today we’re celebrating our anniversary with them, including visiting Moranbah East Primary School, hosting a site tour of the plant and a celebratory dinner.”
Isaac Regional Council Acting Mayor Kelly Vea Vea, who is taking part in the celebrations, paid tribute to Dyno Nobel for being a part of Moranbah and the Isaac Region for the last decade.
“Dyno Nobel didn’t just talk about ‘supporting local’ when they established a business in Moranbah, they became the locals,” Cr Vea Vea said.
“Dyno made long-term, genuine investment in the community through housing their workforce locally. They have attracted community members from all across the globe and been a major supporter of local initiatives and events and through the hard times and the good. I’m looking forward to celebrating with everyone tonight.”
As part of the celebrations, IPL is donating two paintings by Barada Barna Traditional Owner Benjamin Isaacs to Moranbah East Primary School and Moranbah State Primary School.
Moranbah State High School is also being gifted with vital equipment including a lathe and welders for their Blue Shed workshop to help students progress their metal work skills.
“Benjamin’s artworks are remarkable and will help students learn more about Aboriginal storytelling and Moranbah’s rich culture and history. We hope our donation to the high school will help inspire more students to consider a job with a company like ours which offers diverse and interesting careers across a wide range of areas, including engineering and specialised trades,” Ms Johns said.
“We supply housing for many of our employees and are proud that the vast majority of our people live in the community. As we look to the future, we want as many employees as possible to come from the Moranbah community.”
The anniversary also celebrated 11 Dyno Nobel employees who have worked at the plant since it began operating 10 years ago.
“A big congratulations to our talented and dedicated long term employees: Tony Ackland, Damian Baker-Finch, Scott Clarke, Tim Condon, Scott Hinds, Allan Martin, Colin Meighan, Marc Neil, Faimun Nisha, Jeff O’Sullivan and Richard Peck. Their tenure is testament to the diversity of work and great culture we offer.
“This culture has been created and fostered by the site managers who have led the team since the plant began operating. I’d like to particularly recognise Peter Henderson - who was Moranbah site manager for four years and is now running our Waggaman ammonia plant in the US - and our current site manager Brett Landells, both of whom have done an outstanding job,” Ms Johns said.
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