Resources Projects

BHP Billiton awards $166m earthworks, infrastructure contract for Jimblebar Mine to Thiess

Thiess has won a $166 million contract to provide bulk earth works and selected infrastructure for BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s Jimblebar mine near Newman in Western Australia.

Southern Gold and Heron Resources partner to advance Heron’s Bulong project near Kalgoorlie

Southern Gold Limited and Heron Resources Ltd have signed an agreement allowing Southern Gold to earn up to 80% of the Heron’s Bulong project.

Minerals and Metals Group poised to commit $100m for Golden Grove Cu-Zn mine expansion

China's state-owned Minerals and Metals Group is poised to commit to a $100 million expansion of its Golden Grove copper-zinc mine east of Geraldton.

QR National approves $185 million expansion of Goonyella coal rail network to support Hay Point

QR National has approved a $185 million expansion of the Goonyella coal rail network to support a major expansion of the Hay Point Coal Terminal, near Mackay.

BHP Billiton to invest $5 billion to expand Daunia operation, Broadmeadow and Hay Point port

BHP Billiton has approved three coal projects located in the Bowen Basin including the Daunia operation, the Broadmeadow mine and expansion of Hay Point Coal Terminal.

BHP Billiton approves $400 million investment in RX1 Project to expand Mt Arthur Coal

BHP Billiton has approved a $400 million investment in the RX1 Project (RX1) to expand Mt Arthur Coal’s production.

Final decision from governments on Olympic Dam Project expected in second half of 2011

A final decision on the Olympic Dam Project (ODP) by Commonwealth, State and Territory governments is expected in the second half of this year.

Work on Pacific National's $110 million Greta Train Support Facility to commence June 2011

Pacific National will invest more than $110 million during the 12 month construction of its new Greta Train Support Facility following approval from the NSW Department of Planning.

Leighton Contractors awarded underground gold mining contracts at Telfer and Cosmo Deeps

Leighton Contractors has been awarded underground gold mining contracts worth $317 million at Telfer and Cosmo Deeps.