June 04, 2018

Fortescue to build Pilbara heavy-haul extension

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Fortescue is to build a 130km extension to its Pilbara heavy-haul freight network. Fortescue is to build a 130km extension to its Pilbara heavy-haul freight network.

AUSTRALIAN mining company Fortescue Metals has given the go-ahead to a $A 1.69bn ($US 1.29bn) project to develop a new iron-ore mine at Eliwana and extend its existing 160km heavy-haul freight rail network to serve it.


The rail element of the project involves the construction of a 130km line from Solomon Hub west to Eliwana, where iron-ore production is due to commence in December 2020.

 

The high-quality iron-ore from Eliwana mine will be transported to the export terminal at Port Hedland on the northern coast of Western Australia for shipment to China.

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