Project of the year goes to Roy Hill

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Roy Hill has been awarded project of the year at the 2016 Project Man­age­ment In­sti­tute Aus­tralia Awards last month, for its $10.5 bil­lion mega iron ore project in the Pil­bara.

Aus­tralia’s pre­mier project award, was pre­sented to Roy Hill Hold­ings chair­woman, Gina Rine­hart, and the project’s di­rec­tor San­jiv Man­chanda at the PMI Aus­tralia Con­fer­ence Gala Din­ner and Awards Cer­e­mony in Ade­laide on May 30.

On re­ceiv­ing the award, Ms Rine­hart thanked all the peo­ple who helped progress and build the mega Roy Hill project.

“It is rare to be an ex­ec­u­tive through­out a ma­jor project, span­ning decades, from in­fancy to pro­duc­tion, and then to re­ceive an award too, thank you PMI Aus­tralia,” she said.

With an in­te­grated mine, rail and port fa­cil­i­ties, Roy Hill is one of the world’s largest re­source­based projects, cel­e­brat­ing its first ship­ment of iron ore from Port Hed­land in De­cem­ber 2015.

Mr Man­chanda said more than 25,000 direct con­struc­tion work­ers were en­gaged in 37.9 mil­lion hours dur­ing the con­struc­tion phase to de­liver the project, with no lost time due to in­dus­trial re­la­tions stop­pages.

“The project was de­liv­ered within bud­get; it has been de­signed and con­structed to en­sure that pro­duc­tion costs are in the low­est quar­tile of iron ore pro­duc­ers world­wide,” he said.

Roy Hill Hold­ings chief ex­ec­u­tive Barry Fitzger­ald said af­ter the project com­mis­sion­ing last year, the com­pany’s fo­cus was now on achiev­ing a safe and cost ef­fec­tive, ramp-up in pro­duc­tion to full ca­pac­ity of 55mpta.

“At which point Roy Hill will be the fourth largest iron ore pro­ducer and ex­porter in Aus­tralia,” he said.

“The Roy Hill op­er­a­tion will pro­vide sig­nif­i­cant ben­e­fits to the Aus­tralian econ­omy.”

Pic­ture: Roy Hill

Roy Hill was awarded Project of the Year last month.

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