Empire Resources has had a win in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, after an injunction order sought by the company’s joint venture partner, Brimstone, relating to an overdue payment was dismissed today.
BHP’s local boss has said more than 75 per cent of work on the new South Flank mine will be sourced within Western Australia, as CPB Contractors announced it had won a $260 million contract on the $4.5 billion project.
Atlas Iron has disclosed it no longer holds exclusive port development rights at Port Hedland that were central to the takeover battle that has involved three mining heavyweights buying shares in the company.
Melbourne-based fertiliser and explosives manufacturers Incitec Pivot and Orica have continued their battle for iron ore contracts in the Pilbara, with Incitec winning a five-year supply deal with Fortescue Metals Group.
Iron ore miner Roy Hill has connected its Port Hedland operations to Horizon Power’s North West Interconnected System following the installation of extensive underground facilities, which began in 2016.
Kibaran Resources has entered into a non-binding letter of intent with GR Engineering Services to negotiate an early works agreement and an engineering and procurement contract for the company’s Epanko graphite project in Tanzania.
Mineral Resources has struck a deal to purchase the Koolyanobbing iron ore mine from US-based Cleveland Cliffs, after getting support from the state government and railway owner Arc Infrastructure for a deal that will save up to 400 jobs around Southern Cross and Esperance.
Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has acquired a 19.6 per cent shareholding in takeover target Atlas Iron, joining Mineral Resources and Fortescue Metals Group in the battle for control of the mid-cap iron ore miner.
The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA today confirmed the appointment of Paul Everingham as its new chief executive, while uranium miner Paladin Energy has recruited a former Newcrest Mining executive to lead the company.