BHP Jimblebar Beneficiation
Project at a glance
The Jimblebar Beneficiation Project proposes to integrate a deslime plant into the existing Jimblebar mining hub. The purpose of the project is to lift ore quality, reduce carbon emissions and maximise asset value.
The Jimblebar mining hub is owned and operated by BHP and is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Australia, approximately 40km east of Newman, Western Australia. The town of Newman is located approximately 1200km north of Perth and is serviced by an airport and heavy haulage roads.
As part of the project, the Company is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified contractors to gain an understanding of the capacity and capability of available contractors for the proposed project.
The proposed project will require the modification and construction of associated processing infrastructure including:
Transfer station modifications;
Tailings Thickening and Disposal;
Electrical and Control Services; and
The project received selection phase approval in Q1 CY2021.
Definition phase approval for the project received in Q4 CY2022
Main construction and commissioning works Q3 CY2025 to Q3 CY2027
Approximate Project Value (CAPEX):
>$1 billion AUD
Local and indigenous participation:
In line with BHP's commitment to supporting its communities, requirements relating to the engagement of local and Indigenous vendors will be included in the selection criteria.
The Jimblebar Beneficiation Project scope descriptions were first published during the selection phase. The scope descriptions, timelines and values stated in this project description are indicative only and subject to change.
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BHP Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) is currently studying options for the Greenfield development of the Western Ridge site, adjacent to Mt Whaleback, West of Newman.
As part of the project, the Company is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from suitably qualified contractors to gain an understanding of the capacity and capability of available contractors for the proposed project.