Orica is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets and a specialist provider of ground support services in mining and tunnelling. Many of the products Orica supplies to the mining sector are developed, manufactured and distributed by the Technical Centre located at Richmond Vale just outside Kurri Kurri.
This site, staffed by over 250 employees, is the main R&D and manufacturing centre for explosives and precursors for Orica’s Australian operations. It’s a large complex covering almost 300 hectares of which 16 hectares is covered by buildings. The structures serve a mix of purposes including two administration buildings, warehouse, a research and development laboratory, mixing laboratory, quarry services depot, manufacturing plant and ancillary facilities.
HCS manages both the external and internal cleaning and ground maintenance function for this site.
"We’ve employed the services of Kurri Kurri Contracting Services for 11 years now and we are extremely pleased with the wonderful working relationship we’ve developed. We see our contract with HCS not only as a business arrangement but as a long-term investment in the local community. We are very pleased with the application the team at HCS has shown to their work for Orica. They are extremely reliable. We also remain very pleased with the attention to detail and the high standard of work they continue to deliver."