Tag: BHP Billiton

Mining & Resources

BHP confirms demerger plans

Andrew Mackenzie, chief executive officer and Jac Nasser, chairman of BHP Billiton have shared their thoughts on why a demerger makes sense for the mining giant. BHP announced on Tuesday that it plans to launch a new, independent metals and mining company (currently known as ‘NewCo’) which will take ownership of all of BHP’s non-core…

25 Aug 2014, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

How robotic trucks are assisting mining in the Pilbara

As the driving force of Australia's mining industry, it is essential that those involved with mining in the Pilbara have access to the newest technology and tools. If the latest machines to arrive in the Western Australian hub are anything to go by, the Pilbara is well on track to continue leading the sector. Mining…

26 May 2014, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

Global Iron Ore in the news

Earlier this month, the 17th annual Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast conference brought international iron ore and steel executives to Perth. The conference also attracted a lot of media attention. Here is a list of the reports: Lower iron ore prices here to stay: Citigroup (The Economic Times) BHP seeks to sell West Africa iron-ore assets (Market…

17 Mar 2014, by Informa Australia

Leadership & Communication

BHP profits benefit from efficiency and productivity gains

BHP Billiton has helped to drastically increase profit margins through targeted efficiency improvements and productivity gains. The miner released its latest half-year financial results in February, which showed an 82.9 per cent rise in profits for the six months to December 2013, when compared with the same period the previous year. This was despite revenues…

3 Mar 2014, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Rail

Downer wins $100m BHP contracts

Downer EDI Mining has finalised two contracts with BHP Billiton totalling $100 million for rail engineering and shiploader projects. The deals will see the contractor carry out work on BHP's iron ore operations in Western Australia. One contract, worth $40 million, will involve the design and construction of rail works at the resource giant's ore…

31 Jan 2014, by Informa Australia

Leadership & Communication

Mining & Resources

Aussies dominate inspirational women in mining rankings

Australians have featured strongly in a new ranking of top women in the mining industry. The Standard Bank-sponsored 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining list had 28 Aussies, including BHP Billiton's iron ore vice-president of finance Margaret Beck and Megan Clark, chief executive of CSIRO. Other names to make the grade were Rio Tinto's general…

17 Dec 2013, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

BHP Billiton: Flexibility needed in mining industry

Mining giant BHP Billiton has warned that companies may need to become more flexible if they are to adequately deal with changing market conditions. The news may encourage businesses to consider their current approach to mining training, with BHP stating that more agile firms will reap the benefits. In its annual report, published yesterday (September…

27 Sep 2013, by Informa Australia

Leadership & Communication

Lack of female ASX 200 CEOs, data shows

Australia's top companies lack women in the most senior job roles, new official figures suggest. The Australian Bureau of Statistics Gender Indicators data found there were just seven female chief executive officers (CEOs) in the top 200 companies in Standard & Poor's ASX stock market index last year. This compared with 195 males in similar…

4 Sep 2013, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

Taking a “whole-of-system” approach to mining automation

Up until now, the mining industry has been fairly conservative in implementing new technologies in comparison to other industries. This week BHP Billiton followed in Rio Tinto’s footsteps when they announced the opening of their remote operations centre in Perth. We had the chance to speak to Citigold Corporation’s CEO Mark Lynch about the opportunities…

15 Jul 2013, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

WA’s resource boom takes to the skies

Whether it be new aircraft, alliances or acquisitions Australia’s aviation sector has undergone significant transformation over the last few years. And nowhere is this changing landscape more evident than over the skies of Western Australia’s resource-rich regions. In April, Virgin Australia acquired WA based airline Skywest. Skywest began service as Carnarvon Air Taxis flying charter…

11 Jul 2013, by Informa Australia