After battling through the challenges of the market downturn, Ausdrill is finding its place in what is still a difficult environment for Australian mining contractors.
Poor weather conditions have disrupted Rio Tinto’s performance at its Pilbara iron ore operations in Western Australia during the first quarter of 2017.
BHP Billiton Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) Asset President, Edgar Basto, believes that while the growth of low-cost seaborne iron ore supply is expected to outpace incremental demand, the company is well-positioned to continue to grow value and returns.
The latest group of students from Fortescue Metals Group’s vocational training and employment centre (VTEC) in the Pilbara have graduated and will now embark on full-time employment at the company’s Christmas Creek mine.
Western Australia’s Pilbara may be better known for iron ore, but lithium is quickly making its name in the region.
BBI Group (BBIG) has signed a memorandum of understanding to partner with China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) for the construction of the Balla Balla Infrastructure (BBI) iron ore project in Western Australia.
Monadelphous has secured $120 million worth of new contracts and additional work for resources companies including Fortescue Metals Group and BHP Billiton.
Brockman Mining has signed a deal to use the Utah Point Bulk Handling Facility at Port Hedland, Western Australia for its Project Maverick iron ore resource.
The Western Australian Government has confirmed that a state agreement has been signed with Balla Balla Infrastructure Group to develop a $5.6 billion integrated iron ore project in the Pilbara region.
A new $5 billion iron ore project is on the cards for the Pilbara, set to create more than 12,000 jobs for the region.
Lithium developer Pilbara Minerals has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract at the Pilgangoora project in Western Australia to RCR Tomlinson.
Rio Tinto has cited a three per cent increase in Pilbara iron ore shipments in 2016 compared to 2015.
Experienced resources executive Cliff Lawrenson will take over as managing director and chief executive officer of Atlas Iron in February 2017.
Rio Tinto has rejected claims that it has used drones to monitor employees at company work camps.
Brockman Mining has selected Engenium to provide project management consultant (PMC) services at its Maverick iron ore project in the Pilbara.
Roy Hill plans to employ up to 600 workers over the next year and a half as it increases production at its Pilbara operations.
Nifty Copper, a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Minerals, has been fined $60,000 following the death of an underground worker at the Nifty Copper mine last year.
Rio Tinto will be cutting more jobs from it iron ore division in WA, with positions at its head office in Perth to be targeted first.
Flinders Mines has received approval from the Department of Environment and Energy for expanded operations at its Pilbara iron ore project.
Thyssenkrupp has launched a new facility in Port Hedland to increase the maintenance and repair services for processing plants in the Pilbara.