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BHP Announces Iron Ore Operation Report

Mining News - Published on Thu, 18 Jul 2019

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BHP, total iron ore production was broadly unchanged at 238 million tonne. Production of between 242 and 253 million tonne is expected in the 2020 financial year as we undertake a significant maintenance program at Port Hedland. This program is designed to improve productivity and provide a stable base for our tightly coupled supply chain as we sustainably increase production towards 290 million tonne per annum. As part of this, a major car dumper maintenance campaign is planned for the September 2019 quarter, with a corresponding impact expected on production.

At WAIO, volumes were flat reflecting record production at Jimblebar and inventory impacts from the Mt Whaleback fire in the prior period. This was offset by the impacts of planned maintenance in the September 2018 quarter, a train derailment on 5 November 2018 and Tropical Cyclone Veronica in March 2019. The port ramp up subsequent to the cyclone was achieved on 10 April 2019. During the quarter, WAIO achieved an annualised run rate above 290 million tonne, excluding the cyclone impact.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Thu, 18 Jul 2019
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