We are in the midst of an exciting phase of expansion and growth, lifting our current capacity of 237 million tonnes per annum (Mt/a) to 290 Mt/a. This project will see us increase our Pilbara capacity by more than 20 per cent.
2012 was a standout year for our Pilbara expansions work with significant progress made, including:
- construction of two additional berths on the new Cape Lambert jetty and wharf;
- replacement and upgrade of car dumpers at Cape Lambert; and
- a rail capacity enhancement project which includes rail track duplication and rolling stock improvements.
At our mines we are extending the life of our Nammuldi operation, which includes mining below the water table - a process that requires lowering the water table and has led to an innovative new secondary agriculture project utilising excess water.
Our Brockman 4 and Western Turner Syncline mines are also undergoing expansion, providing the bulk of the additional throughput for the rail and port works at Cape Lambert, and additional sustaining works at our Yandicoogina mine will extend the mine life and expand its capacity.
Further infrastructure developments, such as a new gas-fired power station at Cape Lambert, town revitalisation, and technology and innovation developments, support the overall expansion and further build the sustainability of our Pilbara operations and communities.
We want to hear from you if you would like further project information or wish to provide feedback. Contact our community information line on 1800 992 777.