Fortescue’s opening of the Kings Valley iron ore mine [video]

Last month Fortescue officially opened its Kings Valley iron ore, part of its Solomon Hub, in the Pilbara.

Now it has released a video documenting the event.

According to Fortescue this milestone marks the completion of its US$9.2 billion Pilbara expansion.

The official opening of the project now brings FMG's total production capacity to its planned 155 mtpa.

"Today marks one of the most important milestones in Fortescue's history," FMG chairman Andrew Forrest said.

"We announced a major expansion of our port, rail, and mining operations in November 2010 and set ourselves the ambitious target of completing the projects by June 2014. Today we are celebrating an extraordinary achievement that is testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone at Fortescue, and the thousands of people who worked on these projects."

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