Shares in Pilbara iron ore miner Fortescue Metals jumped yesterday amid speculation diversified commodity trader Noble Group had bought a stake in the company.
BHP Billiton has approved nearly $1 billion in funding for the construction of its iron ore outer harbour facility in Port Hedland.
Monadelphous has won contracts for Rio Tinto’s water supply system in the Pilbara, as well as work with Chevron Australia.
The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of West Australian has highlighted increased productivity as the central theme in its pre-budget submission.
Rio Tinto has announced high levels for iron ore production and shipments for 2011, according to CEO Tom Albanese.
Engineering firm RCR Tomlinson has won the power generation works contract for BHP Billiton’s Yarnima power station in Newman, Western Australia.
Atlas Iron chief executive David Flanagan says the Pilbara iron ore miner might need an extra 1,000 workers within three years to feed its expansion projects.
Amidst forecasts of a massive miner shortfall in the state, Gindalbie has launched a recruitment campaign for its Karara iron ore mine.
Tensions between Pilbara iron ore rivals BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals have tightened following FMG’s submission to the Port Hedland council over its competitor’s proposed fly-in-fly-out camp.
A mother from Pilbara mining town Newman has created a range of bumper stickers hitting back at fly-in-fly-out workers who ridicule the town.
Miners smuggling reptiles from the Pilbara for lucrative sale on the black market have become a focus for WA’s Department of Environment and Conservation.
Rio Tinto CEO Tom Albanese has backed up Colin Barnett’s claims that industrial action in mining is often based on ‘trivial issues’, adding that Australian miners are paid double what US miners earn.
Port Hedland could soon see some accommodation relief, with the local council approving a $150 million 650-room hotel and apartment project.
Aquila Resources has received approval for a rail line for its West Pilbara iron ore project.
Norfolk Group have won an $82 million contract for rail signaling systems at BHP Billiton’s Port Hedland project.
A Fortescue Metals Group railway crossing on the Great Northern Highway in the Pilbara has suffered its second collision in six months.
BHP Billiton has given the go ahead for the development of its Yarnima Power Station in the Pilbara.
BHP Billiton have approved US$822 million for the development its Orebody 24 iron ore mine.
Fly-in-fly-out workers using Perth airport have surged beyond the previous 2007-08 boom period, new figures show.
The Greens are urging the Federal Government to act on claims that Fortescue is damaging Aboriginal heritage sites in the Pilbara.