Tag: BHP Billiton

BHP Billiton ships 1Gt of iron ore to China

newsitemBHP Billiton celebrated the shipping of one billion tonnes (1Gt) of iron ore to China with customers, industrial associations, joint venture partners, suppliers and employees in Shanghai.BHP Billiton’s CEO Andrew Mackenzie was joined by President Iron Ore Jimmy Wilson, President HSE, Marketing and Technology Mike Henry, President Coal Dean Dalla Valle and guests to reveal the commemorative plaque to mark the milestone.Mackenzie said that BHP Billiton was proud to contribute to the important trading relationship between China and Australia and to the country’s steel industry.

BHP Billiton extends Jimblebar joint venture

newsitem BHP Billiton today announced an extension of its long-term joint venture relationship with ITOCHU Corporation and Mitsui.

BHP Billiton to acquire Petrohawk

BHP Billiton and Petrohawk Energy Corporation (Petrohawk) have entered into a definitive agreement for BHP Billiton to acquire Petrohawk. As per the agreement, BHP Billiton will purchase Petrohawk for USD 38.75 per share by means of an all-cash tender offer

SAIL to rope in global mining giants for Chiria

SAIL intends to bring in professional global mining firms to operate its Chiria and Rowghat iron ore mines and the high grade coal blocks at Tasara. The company is looking for major mining companies who can offer the latest mining techniques with the least amount of waste and best environmental practices at Rowghat and Tasara. Big companies such as Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton could be expected to bid for these projects.

Pellet plant, pipeline project in Brazil

The partners of Samarco have approved the USD 3.5 billion Fourth Pellet Plant Project at Samarco, Brazil. The expansion will increase Samarco iron ore pellet production capacity by 8.3 million to 30.5 million tns/yr. First pellet production is expected in the first half of calendar year 2014. The investment includes additional mining capacity and a third concentrator at the Germano mine

BHP and Rio denied partnership

The German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) announced that it will prohibit the anticipated joint venture of BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto in western Australia.

Steel companies urged to boycott

In protest over an alleged price monopoly, the China Iron and Steel Association has asked domestic steel firms and traders not to import iron ore from Australia-based Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton and Brazil-based Vale for two months.

BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto JV investigation

On 25 January 2010 the European Commission announced that it will open an investigation according to Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) on the impact on the common market by the proposed joint venture between mining companies BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.

BHP Billiton and ArcelorMittal may combine assets

BHP Billiton has entered into preliminary discussions with ArcelorMittal about potentially combining the two companies' iron ore interests in Liberia and Guinea into a single joint venture.

EUROFER concerned over BHP and Rio Tinto JV

The European steel industry has recently restated its strong reservations against the joint venture of the iron ore companies BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, which now has been signed by the two mining giants.