BHP's WAIO achieves record production

BHP Billiton’s Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) is an integrated system of four processing hubs and five mines, connected by more than 1,000km of rail infrastructure and port facilities in the Pilbara region of northern Western Australia
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BHP Billiton’s Western Australia Iron Ore

Staff reporter

At each mining hub - Newman, Yandi, Mining Area C and Jimblebar - ore from mines is crushed, beneficiated (where necessary) and blended to create high-grade haematite lump and fines products.

WAIO achieved record production for the December 2016 half year as a result of the continued ramp-up of additional capacity at Jimblebar with the commissioning of a new primary crusher and additional conveying capacity. Combined with improved track reliability and lower scheduled maintenance at Yandi, volumes increased by 4% from the September 2016 quarter. The rail renewal and maintenance programme, which will support the supply chain's long-term reliability, is progressing ahead of schedule and is now expected to be completed in the June 2017 quarter.