Iron Ore Mine, Downstream Processing Direct-reduced and Hot-briquetted Iron and Port, Cape Preston, WA

Proposal description: 

Austeel Pty Ltd proposes to mine iron ore from the George Palmer Orebody on a pastoral lease about 25km south of Cape Preston. Ore will be fed to a purpose-built process plant to produce up to 13.8 million tonnes per annum of pellet iron and 4.7 million tonnes per annum of direct reduced iron (DRI) and/or hot briquetted iron (HBI). The products will be exported via a new port to be built at Cape Preston and Preston Island. Associated components comprise waste dumps, tailings storage facility, onsite accommodation for 420 (with up to 550 at Karratha), a 25km long transport corridor and a causeway from the mainland to the port off Preston Island.

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Last updated: 
August 31, 2016
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Ministerial Statement published
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