Pilbara miners have slammed the State Government’s approach to selling the Port Hedland facility after Utah Point generated enough cash to pay off the government’s $235 million infrastructure investment.
Following on from the recent movie Oddball, Western Australia’s Pilbara region is trialling the use of maremma dogs to keep dingoes away from mining operations. The three-month trial was done at the Birla Nifty copper mine as environmental officers identified the dogs deter dingoes, lessening negative contact between humans. According to the ABC, Michael Robinson, … Continue reading Sheepdogs trialled to combat dingoes on mines
Rio Tinto has caved to pressure against its plans to extend payment terms for suppliers. Affected suppliers directly lobbied Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, during his recent visit to the Pilbara, to push Rio Tinto to take back their controversial decision to extend payment terms from 45 to 90 days. Resources minister Josh Frydenberg said he … Continue reading Rio Tinto retreats on payment extensions
Rio Tinto and Sinosteel have extended their Channar Mining joint venture in the Pilbara. This new agreement, together with a separate agreement for Rio to supply iron ore from the Pilbara, will allow for sales of up to 70 million tonnes annually of iron ore to Sinosteel over the next five years. The extension itself … Continue reading Rio Tinto and Sinosteel extend Channar JV
Sodexo has been awarded a ten year, $2.5 billion contract to provide facilities management services to Rio Tinto’s Pilbara operations.
French catering giant Sodexo has reportedly won a lucrative contract to manage all of Rio Tinto’s camp sites in the Pilbara.
An iron ore train derailed in WA yesterday, however no people were injured, according to BHP.
BHP Billiton Iron Ore says it has signed one of the most significant native-title agreements with Pilbara traditional owners that permits mining on their country for one hundred years
Two mining workers have been injured in a vehicle collision that occurred 200km south of Port Hedland on Thursday afternoon.
ThyssenKrupp Australia has acquired Pilbara based Maxx Engineering.
FMG has celebrated the formal completion and commissioning of a 270 kilometre pipeline which supplies gas to its Solomon Hub mining operations.
Atlas Iron has accepted the Western Australian Government’s offer of iron ore royalty relief.
BHP Billiton has partnered with beyondblue to provide thousands of Pilbara employees with mental health resources as part of a special roadshow.
Atlas Iron Limited have announced a halt to trading, foreshadowing more tough times ahead linked with the plunging price of iron ore.
The pipeline designed to provide Fortescue a new energy source for its Solomon Hub has been completed, behind schedule.
The first Indigenous-owned and operated mine in the Pilbara has been approved by the WA government.
A new review will be undertaken by the WA Department of Finance into Pilbara port charges for shipping at the Utah Point Bulk Export Facility.
The head of Gina Rinehart’s $10 billion Roy Hill mine said the project will ramp up to full production earlier than expected.
Decmil has won a contract for further work at the Roy Hill mine.
ABB has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to provide a substation upgrade solution for a new power station in South Hedland.