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In 2001 the Mine and Port Development Joint Venture - MPD JV was formed. MPD JV was a joint venture between Fluor Australia and Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) to execute BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s expansion projects in the Western Australian Pilbara. In 2008 the joint venture was renamed the FAST - Fluor SKM Iron Ore Joint Venture. The successful partnership has delivered six iron ore expansion projects since 2001.

Past expansion projects include:

Mining Area C
Mining Area C, was the first construction project which created the mining hub known as Area C.

Product & Capacity Expansion – PACE followed which included upgrades at Port Hedland, to rail and mine site construction.

Rapid Growth Project 2 - RGP2 incorporated upgrades at Port Hedland (namely Car Dumper 4) and the new Minesite Orebody 18.

Rapid Growth Project 3 - RGP3 increased BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s capacity again by constructing new yards at Port Hedland and the development of a Minesite E Deposit and expansion at Mining Area C.

Rapid Growth Project 4 - RGP4 works created a larger handling capacity at Port Hedland and at the Newman Hub. The mining process was streamlined through having all of the crushing and screening at the mines instead of at the port, hence reducing the environmental footprint.

WA Iron Ore Growth
WA Iron Ore Growth incorporated the development of the new Yandi mining hub, the duplication of 285km+ of mainline rail, and the construction of a two new berths with shiploaders at Port Hedland’s Finucane Island.

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