Melbourne (VIC), Australia – Rio Tinto, together with joint venture partners Mitsui and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal, have approved an investment of $1.55 billion (Rio Tinto’s 53 per cent share $820 million) to sustain production capacity at two projects which form part of the Robe River Joint Venture in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Continue reading Rio Tinto: Major Investment to sustain Pilbara Iron Ore Production Capacity approved
Irving (TX), United States – On August 2, 2018, Fluor Corporation announced that it continues to support BHP in the delivery of the South Flank iron ore project located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, which commenced construction in July. The project will be the largest iron ore processing facility ever built in Western Australia.
Perth (WA), Australia – On May 28, 2018, Fortescue Metals Group (ASX: FMG, Fortescue) advised that the company’s Board has approved the development of the Eliwana mine and rail project, located in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
Espoo, Finland – Outotec has signed a contract with an Indian customer for the delivery of an iron ore pelletizing plant and filters for the expansion of their existing operations. The order value exceeds EUR 50 million and is booked in Outotec’s 2018 first quarter order intake.
Gelsenkirchen, Germany – In October 2017, SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH won a further order from Baosteel Iron & Steel Company Ltd., Shanghai, China, this time for an additional supply of four Semi-Portal Reclaimers. These machines have a rail span of around 38 m and a capacity of 1500 tph, and are expected to be delivered in November of this year. Commissioning is planned for mid- 2019.
Espoo, Finland — Outotec has agreed on the design and delivery of two iron ore pelletizing plants for Shougang Jingtang United Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. in Caofeidian, China. The contract, valued at over EUR 40 million, has been booked in Outotec’s first quarter order intake.
Rheinberg, Germany – LafargeHolcim is investing around EUR 100 million in the modernisation of the Martres-Tolosane cement plant in the South West of France. AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH and AUMUND France S.A.R.L. will be accompanying the customer on this ambitious upgrade project until well into 2019, supplying a varied range of equipment. Continue reading Order awarded for Aumund machines at LafargeHolcim in France
Mangalore, India — Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Lt. (RINL), Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd. (KIOCL, under the Ministry of Steel) have signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 6th January, 2018 at Mangalore, India, to set up a Joint Venture Company for Pellet Plant Project in the adjacent to the plant premises of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant at Visakhapatnam, India.
Rio Tinto has achieved the significant milestone of loading the first shipment of iron ore from its expanded port, rail and mine operations in Australia. This marks the commencement of commissioning of the expansion programme, which will see overall capacity for Rio Tinto’s iron ore operations in Western Australia increase to 290 million tonnes a year.
(published on YouTube September 1, 2013)