Rio Tinto Contract

Westug Awarded Long Term Rio Tinto Contract 25 Jul 2018

Westug are pleased to have recently been awarded a new long-term towage services contract by Rio Tinto. The new contract covers the four terminals at Rio Tinto’s two ports in the Pilbara (Dampier and Cape Lambert) which last year shipped a combined 330.1 million tonnes of iron ore to customers.  

Under the contract, Westug will be responsible for the operations and maintenance of Rio Tinto’s tug fleet of 11 vessels as well as four smaller craft. The contract will help sustain more than 130 jobs. 

Towage Services

Engage Marine Tasmania Awarded Grange Resources Contract in Port Latta 20 Jul 2018

Engage Marine Tasmania Pty Ltd (Engage Marine Tasmania) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a long-term contract by Grange Resources Limited (Grange Resources) to provide marine services at its port facility in Port Latta, Tasmania.

Towage services

Westug and KOTUG Alliance Awarded Towage Services Contract by FMG 07 Dec 2017

Kotug Australia Pty Ltd (KOTUG) has won the contract to operate the tugboat fleet for Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) in the Port of Port Hedland, the world’s largest bulk export port on Australia´s west coast. The fleet consists of six (6) Fortescue owned ART 85-32W tugs, and three (3) additional tugs, which will be chartered directly to Fortescue. In May 2016, Fortescue was awarded a second towage license for Port Hedland and the new ART 85-32W Rotortugs will enable them to offer long-term, efficient and sustainable towage services.


Engage Marine Signs MOU with Australian Institute for Drone Technology 04 Sep 2017

Engage Marine Pty Ltd (Engage Marine) is pleased to announce it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Australian Institute for Drone Technology™.

The Institute of Drone Technology™ is at the forefront of the implementation of drone technology into organisations and industry through training and advice. It provides a forum where experts in drone technology can share their knowledge and skills with the world.

Engage Marine

Engage Marine Launches at Regional Ports Event in Wollongong 28 Aug 2017

Engage Marine was officially launched, today, at the Regional Ports event in Wollongong.

Engage Marine has been established to lead change in the way marine services are delivered in Australia, with a key focus on collaboration, technology, innovation and strategic partnerships.

Mark Malone, Engage Marine Chief Executive Officer, said "I am pleased to announce the establishment of Engage Marine. Engage Marine has been 12 months in the making and is built upon the success of Westug, which has over 25 years experience in marine operations in Western Australia. We believe there are better ways of doing things and we want to make a difference".


Westug Tugs

Westug Celebrates 365 Days LTI Free Across its Pilbara Operations 31 Jul 2017

Westug recently celebrated 365 days LTI free across its Pilbara operations. This significant milestone reflects Westug's commitment to the Engage Marine Group's safety strategy of 'home safely, every day'.

Westug General Manager of Operations Andy Barrow said "this achievement is a testament to our employee's dedication to health and safety."