HWE wins $600m contract for Yandi extension

HWE Mining has won a three-year contract extension worth $600 million at BHP Billiton's Yandi mine in Western Australia's Pilbara.

HWE Mining has won a three-year contract extension worth $600 million at BHP Billiton’s Yandi mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara.

The contractor will provide complete mining services from the current completion date of August 2009 until August 2012 with an option for BHP to extend the contract by a further two years.

The award of the contract follows a decision in June 2007 to award HWE mining a two-year contract extension worth $400 million to operate the Yandi mine.

HWE began operations at Yandi in 1991 with the construction of the first process plant producing 5 Mtpa of iron ore. Production has increased over this period and HWE Mining now produces more than 40 Mtpa of iron ore, with over 400 employees on site.

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