Fortescue Metals Group has opened a new berth in Port Hedland and sounded confidence in mining’s future.
NRW has been awarded the contract for BHP Billiton’s Port Hedland Inner Harbour project.
BHP Billiton has to begin pay talks in an effort to end union exclusion at its Pilbara mines while it faces strikes this week at its BMA coal operations.
Mineral Resources says it’s secured approval for a new 500-700 person camp in Port Hedland to house workers for its expanding Pilbara operations.
Atlas Iron and QR National are working together on plans for a new rail line in the Pilbara to rival existing developments by BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals Group.
Gina Rinehart is demanding Rio Tinto pay her royalties for iron ore production at the Channar and Eastern Ranges mines in the Pilbara.
Australian company BGC Contracting has won construction contracts for Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill iron ore project.
NRW have been awarded a number of civil mining contracts in the Pilbara.
BHP has seen a drop in production for all of its metals apart from alumina and iron ore.
Fortescue Metals Group says fly-in fly-out workers are $100,000 cheaper to employ and greedy landlords share the blame for skyrocketing property prices in mining regions.
Rio Tinto’s $300 million plan to expand the Pilbara town of Wickham has been approved.
BHP Billiton hopes to begin pre-construction piling at Port Hedland this Friday, the first step in its $10 billion outer harbour project.
Norfolk Group has won a five year $17.5 million contract with Rio Tinto for electrical and engineering installation services.
Southern Cross Electrical Engineering has won a power supply contract for Rio Tinto’s Coastal Water Project.
The importance of Newman to the Pilbara mining industry is growing, with Qantas announcing a new direct Sydney-Newman flight to meet growing demand.
A partnership between Woodside and the Pilbara Training Institute to fund new teaching equipment will help boost the amount of young people scoring mining jobs.
Monadelphous has won new construction and maintenance contracts in Western Australia and Queensland worth $220 million, bringing its total work won this year to $1.8 billion.
Thousands of pieces of Aboriginal rock art in the Pilbara are set to be researched and catalogued under an alliance between Rio Tinto and the University of Western Australia.
The High Court has labeled some ASIC arguments against Andrew Forrest as “embarrassing” in the lead up to a judgment on whether the he mislead investors in 2004.
Angry Port Hedland locals have turned out in force for the Port Hedland hearing of the Government’s inquiry into fly-in fly-out work.