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  Railway Technology - Hamersley Freight Contract - Western Australia
Iron ore railways in the Pilbara region of north-west Western Australia are the most productive railways in the world, and are set to improve over the next few years now that Hamersley Iron has finalised an agreement with Robe River Iron Associates to form a joint rail operation.
Hamersley Iron and Robe River will still own their rail assets but they will be managed by the new company.
One other indication of the capabilities of the iron ore railways of the Pilbara region was the recent breaking of the record for the heaviest train by BHP Iron Ore. A train weighing 99,734t ran for 275km between Yandi and Port Hedland on BHP's Mount Newman line.
www.railway-technology.com /projects/hamersley   (437 words)

 Hamersley Iron experience greater productivity through enhanced mobility and support
Hamersley Iron is one of the world's largest exporters of iron ore from its operations in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Hamersley Iron has mined, processed and exported more than a billion tonnes of high grade ore to the world's leading steelmakers since 1966.
Hamersley Iron has a commitment to excellence and will continue to pursue the tools which provide greater levels of service to their staff and customers.
www.microsoft.com /AUSTRALIA/business/casestudy/studies/hamersley.aspx   (1817 words)

About 98% of iron ore is used in the iron and steel industry with the residual being used in cement manufacturing, heavy medium applications, pigments, high density concrete and animal feed additives.
The iron ore industry in Australia is dominated by the Pilbara operations of Hamersley Iron and BHP Billiton in Western Australia.
Hamersley Iron (100% Rio Tinto) - In December 2003 Hamersley Iron announced plans to spend $1.25 billion expanding the Port of Dampier ($945 million) and the Yandicoogina mine ($270 million) in the Pilbara region and rail upgrading ($35 million).
www.nationalminesatlas.gov.au /info/aimr/iron_ore.jsp   (2483 words)

 Iron 2002 - Key Iron Deposits of the World - Module 1, Australia
The main iron ores of the Hamersley province are hosted within the Archaean to Palaeoproterozoic volcanic and sedimentary sequence the Mount Bruce Supergroup which overlies the granites and greenstones of the Archaean Pilbara Block in the far north-west of the state of Western Australia.
The basal Marra Mamba (2600 Ma) and the medial Brockman Iron Formations are separated by the carbonate, shale and minor chert of the Wittenoom, Mount Sylvia and Mount McRea Shale Formations (2600 to 2480 Ma).
The southern half of the Hamersley Group was deformed by the Ophthalmia orogeny into an east west trending fold belt that decreases in intensity to the north and records north-south compression.
www.portergeo.com.au /tours/iron2002/iron2002depm1.asp   (4340 words)

 GWA Europe - News - Tree Top Walk wins British Airways tourism award
Hamersley Iron won the coveted Premier’s Award for Excellence at the 2004 Western Australian Industry and Export Awards, held on 22 October at a special gala night at the Perth Convention Centre.
Hamersley export more than 68 million tonnes of iron ore a year to the global steel industry and their plans for expansion will create significant growth opportunities for Western Australian and Australian economies.
Hamersley Iron also received the Minerals and Energy Export Award, and is now a finalist, along with other export category winners, in the National Export Awards to be held on the Gold Coast on 9 December.
www.wago.co.uk /news/news_hamersley_wins.htm   (511 words)

 Palm India - Business Solutions - Rio Tinto Iron Ore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hamersley Iron, its subsidiary, is located in the iron-rich Pilbara region of far northwest Australia and exports close to 70 million tonnes of iron ore a year to the global iron and steel industries.
Hamersley Iron is responsible for 60 percent of Australia's iron ore production and currently uses Yambay's mDrover maintenance solution running on handhelds from palmOne, Inc. to assist in achieving its goal of world-class maintenance practices.
Hamersley Iron is now implementing the mDrover on handhelds from palmOne across its operations and using the mobile-infrastructure to deploy additional handhelds from palmOne and Yambay solutions, including safety and production.
www.palm.com /in/solutions/enterprise/studies/au_riotinto.html   (812 words)

 Maptek - Maptek IT - Hamersley Iron   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hamersley's strategies have been passed on to Maptek to develop the best methodologies and technologies for implementation.
Hamersley has for the first time been able to continually monitor application development and support performance via the monthly reports provided by Maptek.
Maptek provides Hamersley Iron with IT support by working closely with Hamersley at all levels to provide a high quality solution.
www.maptek.com.au /services/maptek_it/hamersley.html   (449 words)

The desire of Hamersley Iron to employ Indigenous people in skilled categories of employment had been frustrated by the fact that Aboriginal students were not completing high school.
It was the view of Hamersley Iron that the future opportunities for work in the Pilbara lay in skilled work and that, if there were to be satisfactory employment opportunities for Aboriginal people, there needed to be improved educational outcomes.
In 1995 Hamersley Iron contracted the Polly Farmer Foundation working with staff from the University of WA to research how educational standards could be improved, the level of community support and interest for a project of this nature, and possible linkages with other activities.
www.whatworks.edu.au /4_6_2.htm   (1782 words)

 Hamersley Iron -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hamersley Iron -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary company of (Click link for more info and facts about Rio Tinto) Rio Tinto.
It is involved in the mining of (An ore from which iron can be extracted) iron ore, predominantly from the (Click link for more info and facts about Pilbara) Pilbara region of (A state containing the western third of Australia) Western Australia.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/H/Ha/Hamersley_Iron.htm   (73 words)

 Sustainability and the Iron Ore Industry in the Pilbara: A Regional Perspective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The iron ore industry is a fortunate anomaly for the purpose of this case study, in that it provides a very good stand-alone example of the benefits of a regional approach to achieving sustainability.
Hamersley Iron is moving towards raising this to equal the 12% proportion of Aboriginal people in the region overall.
Already, reports by Hamersley Iron, BHP Billiton, Dampier Salt, and others are shifting annual reporting standards to track social, environmental and economic results of their operations using the TBL reporting format.
wwwistp.murdoch.edu.au /publications/e_public/Hope4future/cstudies/Mining/pilbara/pilbara.htm   (8281 words)

 hamersley iron Ore Deposit - Parburdoo.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Patches in the ore zone in (a) are boudins of banded iron formation large enough to be registered on section.
The syncline and related axial fractures effectively represent the consensus "structures down which fluids have percolated to give the chemical alteration" (removal of silica by solution) The style of the boudinage (removal of silica by rupture and pull-apart) shows the sequence to have been largely unconsolidated in those zones in which the boudinage occurs.
and slumping (recognised by others in the Hamersley sequence), perhaps with some seismic trigger, or related to the growth of the fold when the sequence was only partly consolidated.
users.indigo.net.au /don/ore/ham2.html   (204 words)

 The Militant Magazine - ETU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hamersley initiated a $70 - $100 million legal action for damages against the union for opposing the introduction of scab labour in 1992-93.
Hamersley's battle plans included sending a delegation to Japan to ensure that there would be no problems from buyers of their iron ore.
The Hamersley general manager was recently sacked and lawyers retained by the union are convinced that their case is watertight.
home.mira.net /~sp/magazine/dec97/4etu.htm   (426 words)

 Iron ore (from Australia) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Australia is one of the world's top producers of iron ore, which is used partly in the domestic iron and steel industry but is largely exported to Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea.
It is the centre for one of the richest deposits of iron ore in the Southern Hemisphere.
Describe deficiency, causes, and diagnosis of iron deficiencies in adults and children.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-45014   (833 words)

 Hamersley, ACTU end bitter Pilbara case
The ACTU and Hamersley Iron have reached a confidential settlement over strikes in the Pilbara more than eight years ago which were the precursors to the present battle employers and unions are engaged in around the nation over individual contracts.
The Hamersley events were instrumental in influencing the Court Government and Kennett Governments in WA and Victoria, as well as the Reith ministry federally, to act on promoting individual contracts over the collective.
Hamersley had launched proceedings against a number of unions, and also against officials and representatives of the unions, including the WA branches of the Australian Workers’ Union, the metalworkers’ union, the mining union and the electrical and plumbing union.
www.workplaceinfo.com.au /nocookie/alert/2001/01044.htm   (546 words)

Hamersley disclosed on 25 June 2003 to its employees the advanced stage of negotiations for a federal award binding it and the AWU.
· none of the conduct by Hamersley or the AWU complained of by the intervening unions in relation to the particular employees is of a nature that establishes a breach of duty or industrial culpability in the exercise of rights available to Hamersley, Robe and the AWU as parties to the relevant industrial dispute.
These are summarised as the involvement of the WAIRC in industrial matters in the iron ore industry, the localised nature of that industry in Western Australia, the creation of industry bodies to assist in industrial relations matters and the inability of the Federal Commission to resolve intrastate disputes.
www.airc.gov.au /fullbench/PR947647.htm   (17064 words)

 Hamersley unions dig in
Unions are regaining a foothold at Rio Tinto's Hamersley Iron, 10 years after they were forced out in a violent industrial dispute that left a long legacy of bitterness.
The union is already claiming one victory in its battle for the hearts and minds of 1500 Hamersley Iron workers, saying they have forced the company to change its policy and pay more generous superannuation contributions.
Since then, just seven die-hard Hamersley employees have maintained their insistence on collective bargaining, and their pay and conditions are still covered by an award negotiated in 1987.
www.minesandcommunities.org /Action/press136.htm   (717 words)

 Mining Technology - RTZ Iron Ore Mine - Hamersley Basin - Western Australia
The Hamersley Basin mining area lies in the Pilbara region of north-west Western Australia, 1,100km north of Perth.
The Hamersley iron resources, contained in banded iron formations of precambrian age, cover extensive areas of the Pilbara region.
Hamersley Iron in Western Australia, is one of the world's largest iron ore producers with major customers in Europe and South East Asia.
www.mining-technology.com /projects/hamersley   (913 words)

 Hamersley Iron Website
Hamersley Iron's operations in the Pilbara are integreated across eight mines, a dedicated heavy haul railway and port facilities in Dampier.
All our operations are fully owned by Hamersley, with the exception of Channar (Hamersley 60% and a subsidiary of China Iron & Steel Industry and Trade Group Corporation 40%) and Easter Range (Hamersley 54% and Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation 46%).
Hamersley is now accepting applications for the positions shown below.
www.hamersleyiron.com   (165 words)

 CNN.com - China enters Australian iron ore venture - December 21, 2001
The Australian joint venture is with Hamersley Iron, which is 100 percent owned by the Anglo-Australian mining house Rio Tinto.
Hamersley Iron said it reached agreement in Shanghai Thursday with Baosteel to jointly develop a new mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Under the agreement, Hamersley will supply Baosteel with 200 million tonnes of iron ore, averaging 10 million tonnes a year over the 20-year life of the joint venture.
archives.cnn.com /2001/BUSINESS/asia/12/20/aust.steel.biz   (385 words)

 Derailment may disrupt Hamersley exports. 13/08/2004. ABC News Online
Mining company Hamersley Iron says it is still establishing whether its exports of iron ore will be disrupted by a major train derailment in the eastern Pilbara yesterday.
No one was injured but up to 8,000 tonnes of iron ore were spilt, and the train and rails badly damaged.
Hamersley Iron says it has stockpiles at both the port and the mine and it is unlikely there will be major export problems as a result of the crash.
www.abc.net.au /news/newsitems/200408/s1176010.htm   (228 words)

 Karratha & Dampier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Located in an attractive setting overlooking Hampton Harbour, it was built in the 1960s by Hamersley Iron and services some of the biggest ships in the world.
It is here that iron ore from the mines at Tom Price and Paraburdoo is brought by rail, stockpiled and loaded onto ships for export.
Hamersley Iron conduct tours of the port loading operations on weekdays during the tourist season.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /australia/west_australia/karratha.asp   (1062 words)

[6] By leave of the Commission, Hamersley was represented by Mr H. Dixon S.C.; the AMWU, CEPU and CFMEU by Mr A. Slevin of counsel; and the AWU by Mr A. Herbert of counsel.
He contended that the effect of that provision is that the Hamersley Award continues to govern the wages and conditions of the employee concerned.
Whatever may have previously been the operational effect of the Hamersley Award, it is not in dispute that it binds Hamersley and the relevant employees; s.4H(6) revives the operational effect of the Hamersley Award in application to the employment of the Workplace Agreement employees.
www.airc.gov.au /fullbench/PR942251.htm   (6058 words)

 www.mineweb.net | fast_news Rio Tinto secures more iron ore sales to China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rio Tinto Iron Ore, part of the Rio Tinto global mining group, has entered into an iron ore supply contract to supply 40 million tons a year to a number of Chinese steel mills.
The contract is another in a number of recent announcements out of its two Australian projects, Hamersley and Robe River, as the company attempts to consolidate its position as the biggest supplier of iron ore to China.
Hamersley Iron, in conjuction with Baosteel Group also commissioned a $64 million Western Australian iron ore mine, called Eastern Range earlier this year.
www.mineweb.net /fast_news/331026.htm   (271 words)

 RailPage Pictures - WA diesels
Hamersley Iron's 7086 at the head of a train.
Hamersley Iron loco 5058 The 50 class were the first Goninan-built locos in the Pilbara,
Hamersley Iron loco 1000 used as an early shunter, and now one of the Pilbara Railway Historical Society's locos,
www.railpage.org.au /pix/diesel/wa.html   (419 words)

 American Metal Market: Hamersley inks deal with aboriginal group - Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd. and Gumala Aboriginal Corp - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd., which produces all of its ore in the state of Western Australia, has reached agreement with representatives of Gumala Aboriginal Corp., which it says will "pave the way" for construction.
The agreement was particularly gratifying for Hamersley's parent company following its recent setback on the $1.2-billion Century Zinc project, in which it was stalled in reaching agreement with native representatives and which is being sold to Pasminco Ltd.
The Yandicoogina property, which in its initial phase will produce 15 million metric tons per year of iron ore, entails 26,000 square kilometers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, where all of Hamersley's five operating mines are also located.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3MKT/is_n63_v105/ai_19273150   (439 words)

 Major Industries of the Pilbara   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
ABOUT US Iron Ore, the raw material from which iron is smelted, provides the foundation for one of the Pilbara’s major export industries.
Iron ore has played a vital role in the development of the Pilbara since the industry’s beginnings in the 1960’s.
These operators were and continue to be BHP Iron Ore (now BHP Billiton Iron Ore), Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd (owned by Rio Tinto) and Robe River Mining Co Pty Ltd (owned by North Ltd, which is controlled by Rio Tinto).
www.pdc.wa.gov.au /importinfo/industries.htm   (2072 words)

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