BHP Billiton Iron Ore is one of the world’s leading iron ore producers with operations in Australia and Brazil. It sells lump and fine product from Australia and iron ore pellets from its Samarco operation in Brazil.
Its principal iron ore operations are based in the Pilbara region of northern Western Australia. The operation comprises a complex integrated system of seven inland mining operations, more than 1000km of rail, stock yards and two separate port facilities located in Port Hedland.
Its operations are owned through a number of Joint Venture arrangements. BHP Billiton Iron Ore is a 50:50 joint venture partner with Vale at the Samarco operations in Brazil.