BHP – Orebody 31 Iron-Ore Mine Development – Western Australia - Project Profile
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BillitonBHP Iron Ore Pty Ltd (BHP) is undertaking the development of an iron ore mine in Newman, Western Australia, Australia.
The project involves the construction a surface open-pit iron ore mine with a production capacity of 30MTPA on 2,500ha of land.
It includes the construction of a primary crushing facility, overland conveyor, internal and haul roads, offices, storage facilities, water infrastructure and related infrastructure.
On July 6, 2012, BHP submitted a Strategic Proposal referral document to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
On July 25, 2012, BHP decided to proceed with the assessment and has set a level of assessment at Public Environmental Review Strategic Proposal (PERSP).
In November 2013, the environmental scoping document was prepared by BHP.
360 Environmental Pty Ltd was appointed to undertake a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment in the first quarter of 2015.
In February 2015, Onshore Environmental Consultants Pty Ltd was appointed to undertake a flora and vegetation Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
In September 2015, Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) approved the development of mine.
In September 2016, BHP submitted a draft surplus water management plan to develop the project.
Planning activities are underway. Subject to the approvals, construction works are expected to commence in fourth quarter of 2017.
The Orebody 31 Iron-Ore mine project involves the construction a surface open-pit iron ore mine with a production capacity of 30 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) on 2,500ha of land in Western Australia, Australia.
The US$2,500 million project includes the following: