Roy Hill plans to employ up to 600 workers over the next year and a half as it increases production at its Pilbara operations.
Nifty Copper, a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Minerals, has been fined $60,000 following the death of an underground worker at the Nifty Copper mine last year.
Rio Tinto will be cutting more jobs from it iron ore division in WA, with positions at its head office in Perth to be targeted first.
Flinders Mines has received approval from the Department of Environment and Energy for expanded operations at its Pilbara iron ore project.
Thyssenkrupp has launched a new facility in Port Hedland to increase the maintenance and repair services for processing plants in the Pilbara.
The WA government has approved the extension of Rio Tinto’s Western Turner Syncline (WTS) mine in the Pilbara.
Rio Tinto has celebrated 50 years since its first contracted iron ore shipment set sail.
Rio Tinto’s latest half yearly report has indicated a $3.2 billion net cash generation from their operations in their latest half year financial report.
Thirteen mine workers have received a sum of $240,600 in back pay from a labour hire company after not receiving their termination entitlements at a mine in the Pilbara. After less than a year of service, the workers were stood down when their host employer cancelled its work at the mine. The workers did not … Continue reading Pilbara mine employees reimbursed almost $250k
Atlas Copco is providing BHP 18 autonomous upgrade packages to convert their fleet of Pit Viper 271 rotary blasthole rigs throughout their WA iron ore operations.
Seven million dollars’ worth of plant materials and equipment has disappeared at a mine construction site in the Pilbara.
The discovery of rare indigenous artefacts on Rio Tinto’s planned Pilbara Western Turner Syncline expansion may effect continued development.
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