Fortescue has reached its set target of awarding more than $1 billion in contracts to Indigenous businesses by the end of 2013.
Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest’s Fortescue Minerals Group is facing claims it traded during insolvency during last year’s iron ore decline, resulting in lapse of a contract worth more than $8 million.
Fortescue Metals Group are planning on cutting operational costs in the Pilbara by building a gas pipeline to link its Solomon and Chichester iron ore mines.
Iron ore producer Atlas Iron has welcomed a new railway in Western Australia’s iron ore Pilbara region, calling it a “fantastic solution”.
Rio Tinto have submitted documents to develop one of the biggest iron ore mines in the Pilbara, expected to export as much as 70 million tonnes a year.
Rio Tinto will face mining magnate Gina Rinehart in court again after the company appealed against a court order to pay Hancock Prospecting and another company almost $200 million.
Gina Rinehart plans to build a mine on her family’s cattle station in the Pilbara capable of producing 5 million tonnes of iron ore a year.
Western Australia’s main resources safety regulator has issued a warning to Pilbara mining operators and workers following a spike in manual handling injuries.
Contractor Downer Mining will lay off staff at Fortescue Metals Groups’ Christmas Creek iron ore mine in the Pilbara.
Junior miners Brockman Mining and Flinders mines have signed a supply, infrastructure cooperation agreement in the Pilbara, saying they will work together on a transport solution that will get their product to market.
Brockman Mining has signed a three year relationship agreement with Aurizon that will see the rail operator develop and operate rail and port infrastructure for the company’s two Pilbara iron ore projects.
BHP Billiton is fast tracking the modernisation of its Pilbara iron ore division, coinciding with the launch of its new remote operation centre in Perth.
Iron ore aspirant Flinders Mines has cut jobs and restructured the mining plan at its Pilbara Iron Ore project.
Iron ore operations in the Pilbara are set for a shake up as BHP renew efforts to cut costs by moving more service contracts in-house.
An intense tropical low which formed off the Pilbara cost yesterday brought unseasonal heavy rainfall and wild storms to the region.
BC Iron is looking to grow and the company’s chief is eyeing good deals in the Pilbara as iron ore prices fall.
Mining giant BHP Billiton is selling a 15 per cent stake in its Australian Jimblebar iron ore mine to two Japanese trading firms, Itochu Corporation and Mitsui & Co for around $1.5 billion.
Fortescue Metals Group’s Infrastructure arm has drawn ire from Flinders mines for being secretive over its costing details.
A Port Hedland pub manager said business is booming since patrons were banned from wearing work uniforms.
In what comes as a reproach to iron ore companies fighting over rail access in the Pilbara, Colin Barnett said warring resource companies were holding projects up more than government red tape.