Fortescue's Eliwana mine officially opens

Fortescue Metals Group held the opening for its Eliwana iron ore mine in the Pilbara yesterday (December 8).

The Eliwana mine, located 90 kilometres west of Tom Price, extends Fortescue's existing iron ore operations in the Pilbara region.

The operation includes a new dry ore processing facility with capacity of 30 million tonnes per annum and a new 143-kilometre rail line, which is in the final stages of construction.

Contracts valued at $1.83 billion were awarded to Australian businesses during the project's development, including 290 WA businesses and $150 million worth of contracts to Aboriginal businesses and their joint venture partners.

Read on in the full Media Release

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