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Mining - Oil and Gas

North West Shelf – Project Expansion – 5th LNG Train

Commissioning is due in Quarter 4 2008 and first LNG export cargoes are also planned for Q4 2008. The fifth train will boost the north West Shelf project’s total LNG production capacity to 16.3 Mt/a. Completion of stabilser plant 2009.


CBI - LNG Stabilizer Phase V

CB&I was the mechanical erection contractor for construction of a fifth liquefied natural gas (LNG) production train with a design capacity of 4.2 million tonnes per year. The Phase V expansion increased the plant’s capacity to 15.9 million tonnes per year, making it one of the single largest LNG complexes in the Asia-Pacific region and had an on-site work force that peaked at about 850 employees.

Mid West Region – Koolanooka Hematite Iron Ore Mine

Midwest Corporation commenced transporting iron ore fines from stockpiles at Koolanooka, about 160km southeast of Geraldton, In January 2006, with the first exports shipped in February 2006.



Kwinana – HIsmelt Commercial Iron Making Plant

HIsmelt Corporation, in a joint venture with Nucor (25%), Mitsubishi (10%) and Shougang (5%), has developed a commercial-scale Hismelt process plant at Kwinana, near Perth. The first stage of the plant is designed to produce 800,000 t/a of pig iron from iron ore fines, coal and fluxes.


Mid West Region – Extension Hill Hematite Mine

Mount Gibson Iron has environmental approval for a 2 Mt/a hematite mining operation at Extension Hill, 330km southwest of Geraldton. The ore will be railed to the port of Geraldton for export.



Pilbara – Brockman 4 Iron Ore Mine

Hamersely Iron is developing the Brockman 4 Iron Ore deposit. Construction work has commenced and commissioning is expected in 2010. Full capacity of 22 Mt/a is expected to be reached in 2012. Additionally Hamersely Iron is well advanced in its construction work to expand the capacity of its port facilities at Dampier Port from 120 Mt/a to 145 Mt/a.

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Pilbara – Cape Lambert Port Expansion

Robe River Mining is planning to expand the capacity of its port facilities at Cape Lambert, east of Karratha. The expansion will lift the iron ore export capacity of the facilities to 85 MT/a.