Operators: OPR was established in September 2007 to pursue a joint venture between Murchison Metals Ltd and Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd, each of which had a 50% stake in OPR. The project is now owned 100% by Mitsubishi.
Location: Mid west region of Western Australia
Timeframe: The project timetable from construction to Rail and Port commissioning to first ore on ship, takes the project out to 2014.
Operators: Gindalbie Metals and AnSteel (one of China’s leading steel and iron ore companies)
Location: The operations, located 225km inland from Geraldton in the WA Mid West region is the result of a $2.57 billion project which has been in development since early 2009 and is currently in the final phase of construction.
Timeframe:Approaching commissioning, due September 2012