Work is underway on BHP’s South Flank Iron Ore Mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region that is expected to become one of its largest iron ore mines.
The project, estimated to cost $3.6bn, is likely to begin operations in 2021 and will replace production of BHP’s Yandi Mine, which is reaching the end of its life cycle. South Flank is about 8km away from BHP’s Mining Area C project.
Mammoet was recently chosen to transport the first heavy components of what will become South Flank, largely because of its long history working with the mining industry. Roughly 1,900 items, including prefabricated and modular mine processing plant units, which vary in size, will be brought in from about 340 km away in Port Hedland for this project.