BHP Billiton Iron Ore is one of the world’s leading iron ore producers with operations in Australia and Brazil. We sell lump and fine product from Australia and iron ore pellets from our Samarco operation in Brazil.
Our principal iron ore operations are based in the Pilbara region of northern Western Australia. The operation comprises a complex integrated system of seven inland mining operations, more than 1,000km of rail, stock yards and two separate port facilities located in Port Hedland. Our operations are owned through a number of Joint Venture arrangements.
BHP Billiton Iron Ore is a 50:50 joint venture partner with Vale at the Samarco operations in Brazil.
Iron ore is a major component in many modern office towers, including iconic structures around the world. It is also used extensively in motor vehicles, washing machines, refrigerators, ovens and other whitegoods.
In pursuing ongoing growth plans, BHP Billiton Iron Ore is committed to working with its local communities to support sustainable development in the region and ensure their needs are incorporated into the company’s expansion plans.