BHP Billiton Iron Ore

BHP Billiton Iron OreBHP Billiton Iron Ore currently has operations in Western Australia and Brazil.

Its Australian Iron Ore assets are based in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

BHP Billiton Iron Ore is a 50/50 joint venture partner with Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) at the Samarco operations in Brazil. This operation has an annual production capacity of more than 12 million tones of iron ore pellets and one million tones of concentrates. The Samarco operations include open pit mines, a concentration plant, two pellet plants, port facilities and a 396 kilometre concentrate slurry pipeline between the mine and the pellet plants.

BHP Billiton Iron Ore is currently carrying out concept studies in Guinea (West Africa) to determine the economic viability, sustainability impacts and management implications of operations in this area. We are also considering development opportunities in India.
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