Titan Recruitment is currently handling a range of positions across the engineering and design, project admin and execution, and project controls space on the three major iron ore mining projects with the main operators BHP, Rio Tinto and FMG.
BHP’s $4.7b South Flank project is to replace the Yandi mine. Rio will be spending $2.8 billion on the Koodaideri project and FMG will be looking at around $ 2 billion in works on the new Eliwana mine, which includes 143km of rail, a new dry ore processing facility and other associated infrastructure, replacing the depleted Firetail mine.
Fortescue Metals Group, the world's fourth-largest iron ore miner, said its board has approved the development of a $US1.28 billion mine and rail project in WA, in a bid to boost it's iron ore price. Fortescue is eager to improve the quality of its iron ore as China, is increasingly demanding higher quality ore for steel mills to help cut smog. Production is set to start in December 2020 to yield higher quality ore, closer to 62% iron content. Eliwana, will help Fortescue maintain a 170m tonnes p/a production rate for over 20 years. The project would create up to 1,900 jobs during construction and 500 full-time positions once operational.
Global miner Rio Tinto plans to start developing its Koodaideri iron ore mine in Western Australia's Pilbara region next year, claiming it is one of the most technologically advanced in the world. Koodaideri sits on a massive orebody. The first tonnes from the project would be mined in 2021. “The Koodaideri orebody is 50 km long and 5 km wide. It will be a new production hub which will be a key feature for the Pilbara for many years to come," Rio Tinto iron ore chief executive Chris Salisbury said.
BHP has approved US$2.9 billion for the South Flank project in Pilbara, Western Australia. This will replace the production of the Yandi mine as it is now at the end of it's life cycle. The South Flank mine is set to start operations in 2021, with expected life cycle being over 25 years. The project, which will kick-off next month, will create around 2,500 construction jobs, more than 600 ongoing operational roles and create opportunities for WA suppliers.