Fortescue Metals Group secure rental of new Liebherr R 996B Excavator

National Plant & Equipment’s new R 996B during assembly.

National Plant & Equipment’s new R 996B during assembly.

In a move that will keep Australia’s mining industry moving from strength to strength, National Plant & Equipment (NPE) have purchased two Liebherr R 996B Excavator’s, one of which has arrived in Australia this month. The sizeable additions to NPE’s already large and ever-growing fleet of over 250 items of mining equipment, further reinforces its position as a leading specialist in heavy earth moving equipment for the mining industry.

The rental on the first of these world-class machines has already been secured by Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue), a global leader in the iron ore industry, who saw the value it would bring to their Christmas Creek mine site, showing their continued commitment to improving productivity and efficiency across their world-class infrastructure and mining operations.

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