BHP’s development of the South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara is gathering pace with the miner awarding another early stage contract.
BHP is planning to enter the booming battery marketplace by building the world’s largest nickel sulphate plant at Kwinana Refinery in Western Australia.
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has confirmed the death of a contractor working at the Goonyella Riverside mine in Queensland following injuries sustained during maintenance activities.
BHP is investing more than $600 million into its Olympic Dam copper operations in South Australia, with a range of expansion and development works set for the 2018 financial year.
BHP has awarded Fluor a project and construction management services contract at the South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Calls for energy storage have been on the rise in Australia, particularly after South Australia’s series of power grid failures. Delta Energy’s David Bolt discusses the necessity for energy storage, particularly in remote areas.
BHP has announced plans to double its number of apprenticeships and traineeships during 2018, with most of the positions to be offered to young people in the Pilbara.
Iron ore has soared through $US70 a tonne for the first time since April. In overnight trading iron ore continued a recent rise in value, improving by 2 per cent to finish at $US70.24 a tonne.
BHP plans to spend $350 million revamping its Olympic Dam smelter operations in a move that will see the South Australian mine’s copper production fall.
BHP increased production at its Western Australian Iron Ore (WAIO) operations by 4 per cent in the 2017 financial year.
The New South Wales Government will scale back the exploration licence previously granted to China’s Shenhua Watermark Coal to protect agriculture in the Liverpool Plains.
BHP has conceded it is unlikely that the Samarco iron ore operations in Brazil will restart in 2017.
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Iron ore prices have surged through the $US60 a tonne mark after advancing significantly for the second straight day.
BHP is on the verge of producing first ore from the Southern Mine area (SMA) at the massive Olympic Dam operation in South Australia.
Iron ore prices exploded overnight, increasing by more than 5 per cent. In the largest one-day gain for the commodity in more than four months, iron ore finished trading at $US59.70 a tonne – or 5.2 per cent higher.
BHP is moving ahead with development of the South Flank iron ore project as a potential replacement for production from the ageing Yandi operation in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
BHP is celebrating its 30-year anniversary of trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in the United States.
Ken MacKenzie has been named as Jac Nasser’s successor as chairman of BHP.
The Queensland department of natural resources and mines (DNRM) has granted the final heritage approval for Carbine Resources’ Mount Morgan gold copper project, southwest of Rockhampton.