Dampier Salt has signed a five-year contract with Peacock Salt to deliver road grit to UK local authorities to help combat the effects of harsh winter weather conditions.

Rio Tinto said the contract involves supplying 500,000tpy of salt to help the nation avoid the shortages experienced in the severe winter conditions this year.

The contract will make the nation better prepared and reduce their reliance on emergency supplies.

Dampier Salt is a subsidiary of the British-Australian company Rio Tinto.