Location: Western Australia WA
Project Manager: EDI Downer
Project Owner: Roy Hill
Budget: $500 Million ( Ongoing )
Phase: In Production
Timeframe: To be completed by early 2017
Iron ore miner Roy Hill plans to employ up to 600 workers over the next year and a half as it increases production at its Pilbara operations. With Roy Hill now producing at the northern part of its deposit, where the ore is closer to the surface, chief executive Barry Fitzgerald said the company was looking at more recruitment, according to The West Australian.
It currently has a 1300-strong workforce across its mine, port, rail and airport operations.
“As we ramp up production to 55 million tonnes a year we will move further into the ore body and the strip ratio will increase and we will need to move more tonnes” Fitzgerald said.
“So we’ve probably got another 500-600 people to recruit as we move to full rate.”
This comes on the back of Roy Hill announcing the opening of its interactive learning centre at its corporate headquarters and remote operations centre (ROC) in Perth.