Project at a glance
Fortescue is developing the Western Hub in the Pilbara region, which includes significant amounts of high iron content bedded iron ore and is home to Fortescue's newest mine, Eliwana. Located 140km to the west of Solomon, Eliwana Operations was commissioned in December 2020, and includes 143km of rail and approximately 30mtpa dry OPF.
Eliwana is integral to the supply chain and maintenance of our low-cost status, providing greater flexibility to capitalise on market dynamics.
Fortescue is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified contractors and suppliers for project tendering opportunities on the Industry Capability Network of Western Australian (ICNWA) Gateway.
Local and Aboriginal participation:
In line with Fortescue's commitment to supporting local Western Australian communities, requirements relating to the engagement of local and Aboriginal vendors or Joint Ventures will be included in the selection criteria for Eliwana tendering opportunities.
The Iron Bridge Magnetite Project (Project) is the development of a new magnetite mine (including processing and transport facilities) and associated infrastructure. Iron Bridge will deliver 22 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of high grade 67% Fe magnetite concentrate product.
The Pilbara Generation Project (Project) will enhance Fortescue's existing power generation capacity through the inclusion of 150MW of gas fired reciprocating engine-based power generation, together with 150MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation and 50MW of battery storage and will be constructed, owned and operated by Fortescue through its subsidiary Pilbara Energy (Generation) Pty Ltd.
The Pilbara Transmission Project (Project) aims to integrate Fortescue's iron ore mining and port operations in the Pilbara to a common 220kV network.
The creation of this 220kV network and these Stage 4 works will enable Fortescue's existing Solomon Mine power station to supply power to Fortescue's Eliwana Mine (Eliwana).
Fortescue is committed to decarbonising its Australian iron ore operations in mining, port, rail, Non-process Infrastructure and mobile fleet in the Pilbara in Western Australia to achieve real zero terrestrial emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 2030. Real zero refers to no fossil fuels and wherever possible, no offsets.