Article – Roy Hill starts owner/operator mining

by 10 September 2014

1 September 2014
Esmarie Swanepoel
Mining Weekly

The Roy Hill iron-ore mine, in Western Australia, has reported another milestone with the official start of owner/operator mining, said unlisted Hancock Prospecting.

The $10-billion Roy Hill project is expected to deliver its first export product by September 2015.

The operation will produce 55-million tons a year, over a life-of-mine of more than 20 years. The mine will involve a fleet of 18 haul trucks and two excavators.

“This is a project that will employ thousands of Australians for decades and earn much needed export revenue for Australia. Roy Hill is currently the largest single mainland construction project in Australia,” chairperson Gina Rinehart said.

“Roy Hill’s staff morale is high, and the hardworking team hope to be able to bring the first shipment due September 2015, ahead of time,” she added.

Courtesy of Mining Weekly

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