Roy Hill begins production ramp up

On February 1, Roy Hill officially took over the mine, rail and port operations at the Roy Hill project from Samsung, the project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor
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The Roy Hill iron ore project

Staff reporter

The Roy Hill iron ore project is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Roy Hill will now begin the ramp up of its operations to the 55Mt/y name plate capacity. The company is currently focusing on building product stockpiles at the mine and port and is preparing for the imminent loading of its third shipment.

Barry Fitzgerald, CEO of Roy Hill, said: “I would like to thank Samsung C&T, their subcontractors, the contractors engaged by Roy Hill involved in delivering the ECI infrastructure, such as the accommodation villages and mine services area, the staff at Roy Hill and each of the approximately 50,000 men and women who’ve been involved across the project over the years, for their efforts to date in progressing the Roy Hill project to this stage and for achieving this outcome.”

He added: “Roy Hill is a long-term operation, with a long-term outlook. We are a low-cost producer, with low phosphorous impurities, significant lump ratio, consistent quality and with approximately 90% of Roy Hill’s quality product already under long term contracts. Roy Hill will deliver considerable benefits to the Western Australian and Australian economies for many years to come.”