BHP eyes 273-286mln tonnes of iron ore output in FY2020

BHP expects its Western Australia Iron Ore operations to produce 273-286 million tonnes of the steelmaking raw material on a 100% basis over the next 12 months amid a significant maintenance program at the Port of Port Hedland, from which it ships its cargoes abroad.

“As part of this, a major car dumper maintenance campaign is planned for the September 2019 quarter, with a corresponding impact expected on production,” the mining major said on Wednesday July 17. BHP produced 71 million tonnes of iron ore on a 100% basis in the three months to June, which is down 1.4% on the year. The miner reported a total output of 270 million tonnes for...

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Deepali Sharma

July 17, 2019

09:05 GMT

Singapore