Swift Wins Material Rio Tinto Hope Downs Infrastructure Project

Swift Wins Material Rio Tinto Hope Downs Infrastructure Project


  • Swift wins a material contract to upgrade and provide entertainment and communication works to Rio Tinto’s Hope Downs 1 Village, extending across 1,064 residences in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia.
  • Engagement maintains Swift’s positive momentum in the resources sector, representing another material win within the last 12 months at Rio Tinto sites and demonstrates Swift’s competitive advantage in rapidly deploying large and small communication projects in harsh and remote environments.
  • Swift sees a positive outlook for business improvement as it strengthens its position as a trusted telco and content solution provider to commercial clients across the resources, government, hospitality, aged care and retirement village sectors.

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Swift Networks Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has won a material contract to design and construct a remote networking solution for Rio Tinto’s Hope Downs 1 Village.

This win expands Swift’s project based revenue with the potential for recurring revenue to follow the infrastructure deployment. Moreover, it deepens the Company’s relationship as a trusted partner to Rio Tinto.

Swift will engage directly with Rio Tinto Iron Ore on this project as part of Rio Tinto’s broader moves to upgrade and standardise facilities across all of its sites in the Pilbara region.

The Company notes Rio Tinto’s satisfaction with infrastructure works Swift has delivered since 2016 at Rio’s Jerriwah and Amrun Villages.

This new business builds on a sustained period of growth for Swift, during which it has reinforced its market leadership position in resources while extending into multiple attractive sectors across Australia. This 1,064-room village engagement underscores Swift’s ability to rapidly deploy for both large and small communication projects.

Swift Chief Executive Officer, Xavier Kris, said:

“To extend our developing relationship with Rio Tinto and support more of Rio’s remote site workers is a testament to our solution and the great work performed by our engineering and deployments teams.”

“It is pleasing for Rio to have acknowledged Swift’s engineering capabilities in remote and harsh environments, our understanding of the complexity of working on a live site and our ability to provide work and room access around night shifts and scheduled shutdowns.”

“We look forward to deepening our long-term relationship with Rio Tinto as we support Rio’s drive to upgrade and standardise its workforce’s access to content and communications.”

“We are increasingly seeing our valued resource industry clients prioritise their staff’s entertainment and ability to keep in contact with family and friends whilst working away… the key to building a happy, healthy and productive workforce.”

Contract scope

Swift’s engagement will see the Company refit and augment Rio’s existing TV system with new fibre optic cabling. This will also see Swift provide Rio with a new gigabit passive optical network and internet user management solution.

Working closely with Rio Tinto, Swift has engineered a fit-for-purpose solution considerate of the client’s requirements in the harsh environment of the remote Western Australia Pilbara region.

Swift will design, construct and deliver a network platform capable of delivering the following services to all 1,064 rooms of the Hope Downs 1 Village:

  • Free-to-air TV
  • Pay TV
  • In-room telephone service
  • In-room Wi-Fi Internet

Swift continues to see a positive outlook for business improvement as the Company strengthens its position as a trusted telco and content solution provider to commercial clients in a variety of remote and urban settings, spanning the Resources, Government, Hospitality, Aged Care and Retirement Village sectors.

For more information, please contact:

 Xavier Kris
Chief Executive Officer
+61 8 6103 7595 /

Tim Dohrmann
Investor and Media Relations
+61 468 420 846 /


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