From left to right: Adam Cheesman, Vice President, Growth & Development APAC, Wood & Nick Jury, Business Development Manager, Marawar and Gerry Matera, Director, Marawar.
Wood has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Marawar, Western Australia's largest Aboriginal construction business, to collaborate and tender on future opportunities.
The MoU with Marawar is Wood’s first agreement of this magnitude with an Indigenous company and underpins its commitment to the development of First Nation’s People.
Marawar’s foundations are as an Aboriginal-led construction company that provides Aboriginal people with training and jobs in a culturally supportive environment. Marawar delivers integrated design, construction, civil works and maintenance services for commercial and public sector clients across Western Australia.
Wood’s President of Operations across Asia Pacific, Ralph Ellis, said: “We are pleased to be working with a local company that, at its core, is focused on supporting Aboriginal people. Marawar aligns well with Wood’s core values – care, commitment and courage – and we’re excited to see what the partnership will bring for both companies.
“In Australia, Wood has an extensive track record of delivering engineering, procurement, maintenance and construction services for its clients across the resources and conventional and new energy sectors. Our association with Marawar provides the opportunity to further strengthen our capability and ensure exceptional value for our clients.”
Gerry Matera says “Partnering with Wood aligns strongly with the values and vision of Marawar. We are committed to creating opportunities for Aboriginal people and businesses while preserving country.
Participating in maintenance contracts in the resource sector is a key component of that story. We have the knowledge, capability and the people who can deliver value across a myriad of maintenance contracts.”