A Japanese firm has agreed to develop a feasibility study for a plan to develop a $50 billion steel industry by linking WA’s iron ore mines with QLD’s coal projects.
The University of WA is considering opening a campus in the Pilbara to support its expansion into the resources sector in the state’s northwest.
While some experts say mining is helping create a new middle class for indigenous Australia, we’ve still got a long way to go, writes Andrew Duffy.
The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum says new statistics show the mining boom is still in full swing, and WA is generating billions in sales from the sector.
The new rail lines under construction in the Pilbara could damage the iron ore price and threaten the existence start-up projects like Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill mine, according to UBS.
Pilbara iron ore junior Iron Ore Holdings has sealed a native title deal with the Yaburara Mardudhunera peoples that will ensure the future expansion of its new projects.
Roy Hill officials say they’re still confident Gina Rinehart’s fledgling iron ore mine in the Pilbara will be profitable, despite the short term “hiccups”.
Rio Tinto and Paladin Energy have attempted to scuttle BHP Billiton’s $430 million sale of the Yeelirrie uranium deposit to Canadian giant Cameco.
The difficulty of delivering big infrastructure projects in Western Australia has today again been highlighted with the Pilbara multi-user iron ore rail line postponed by up to six months.
Citic Pacific has filed an injunction with the Supreme Court of Western Australia to stop Clive Palmer from terminating mining rights on its fledgling iron ore mine in the Pilbara.
Fly-in fly-out workers will make up more than 83 per cent of the Pilbara’s mining workforce by 2020, according to the Chamber of Minerals and Energy.
Site preparation works for the next phase of gas downstream processing have begun at the Yara Pilbara Nitrates technical ammonium nitrate plant in Western Australia’s Pilbara.
NRW has won a $32 million contract to upgrade Rio Tinto’s West Angelas mine’s road.
The Federal Court has ruled in favour of traditional owners following a five year native title dispute with miners in the Pilbara.
Incitec Pivot has cancelled its plans for a new explosives manufacturing plant in Western Australia.
The prevalence of synthetic urine is increasing in the Pilbara as more workers look to get around drug tests.
Resource Development Group has entered into an agreement with Rio Tinto to be the preferred contractor for its iron ore operations.
Rio Tinto has awarded OTOC the accommodation contract for its Brockman 4 operations.
NRW has won a $90 million contract as part of Rio Tinto’s Yandi Sustaining Project for its Yandicoogina iron ore mine.
BHP has announced it will cut jobs across its iron ore operations.