MA­JOR PROJECTS SNAPSHOT: 2018

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BBI PROJECT 1

Balla Balla In­fra­struc­ture Group (100%) www.bbig.com.au 50mtpa iron ore op­er­a­tion with a 162km-long rail­way and port fa­cil­ity be­tween Port Hed­land and Kar­ratha.

• Cap­i­tal cost: $6 bil­lion

• Jobs: 3300 con­struc­tion, 900 op­er­a­tional po­si­tions

• Starts de­vel­op­ment: 2018 pend­ing a FID

• First pro­duc­tion: 2021

• Mine life: ~30 years

SOUTH FLANK 2

BHP (100%) www.bhp.com South Flank will ex­pand the ex­ist­ing Min­ing Area C hub and re­place iron ore pro­duc­tion from the 80mtpa Yandi mine when it reaches the end of its life in the early to mid-2020s.

• Cap­i­tal cost: $US3.2 bil­lion

• Jobs: Sev­eral thou­sand dur­ing con­struc­tion

• Starts de­vel­op­ment: Pre­lim­i­nary works un­der­way, con­struc­tion be­gins mid-to-late 2018 pend­ing FID

• First pro­duc­tion: 2021

CEN­TRAL EYRE IRON PROJECT 3

Iron Road (100%) www.iron­road­lim­ited.com.au 21.5mtpa mag­netite iron project lo­cated on the Eyre Penin­sula, com­pris­ing a col­lec­tion of three iron oc­cur­rences (War­ram­boo, Kopi and Ham­bidge).

• Cap­i­tal cost: $4.5 bil­lion

• Jobs: Al­most 2000 dur­ing con­struc­tion, 700 op­er­a­tional po­si­tions

• Starts De­vel­op­ment: Mid-to-late 2018 pend­ing FID

• First pro­duc­tion: Mid-to-late 2021

• Mine life: 25+ years

KOOKABURRA GULLY 4

Lin­coln Min­er­als (100%) www.lin­col­n­min­er­als.com.au An open-pit mine near Kop­pio with a planned out­put of up to 40,000tpa of high grade graphite con­cen­trate.

• Cap­i­tal cost: $44 mil­lion

• Jobs: 60 dur­ing con­struc­tion, 30 op­er­a­tional po­si­tions

• De­vel­op­ment start date: 2018

• First pro­duc­tion: 2019

• Mine life: 10+ years

MOUNT PEAKE 5

TNG (100%) www.tngltd.com.au Up to 6mtpa vana­dium, ti­ta­nium and iron ore project south of Ten­nant Creek.

• Cap­i­tal cost: $853m (Stage 1)

• Jobs: 1700 dur­ing con­struc­tion, 600 op­er­a­tional po­si­tions

• De­vel­op­ment start date: 2018 (sub­ject to ap­provals)

• First pro­duc­tion: sub­ject to ap­provals

• Mine life: 19+ years

CHANDLER SALT MINE 6

Tel­lus Hold­ings (100%) www.tel­lush­old­ings.com The de­vel­op­ment of an un­der­ground salt mine and waste stor­age fa­cil­ity south of Alice Springs.

• Cap­i­tal cost: ~ $676 mil­lion

• Jobs: 350 dur­ing con­struc­tion, 180 op­er­a­tional po­si­tions

• De­vel­op­ment start date: Q4 2018 (sub­ject to ap­provals)

• First pro­duc­tion: sub­ject to ap­provals

• Mine life: 500 years (ini­tial 21 years)

WOODLAWN PROJECT 7

Heron Re­sources (100%) www.heron­re­sources.com.au/ The 1.5mtpa Woodlawn Zinc-Cop­per Project is fully funded to pro­duc­tion with con­struc­tion kick­ing off in Septem­ber 2017.

• Cap­i­tal cost: $156 mil­lion

• Jobs: 250 jobs dur­ing con­struc­tion and more than 150 op­er­a­tional po­si­tions

• De­vel­op­ment start date: Septem­ber 2017

• First pro­duc­tion: Late 2018, early 2019

• Mine life: an ini­tial 9.3 years

SYERSTON PROJECT 8

Clean TeQ (100%) www.clean­teq.com The 2.5mtpa open pit project is de­signed to pro­duce high pu­rity nickel sul­phate and cobalt sul­phate prod­ucts tar­geted solely for the lithium-ion bat­tery mar­ket. BFS due in Q1 2018.

• Cap­i­tal cost: $US680 mil­lion

• Jobs: 1000 dur­ing con­struc­tion, [op­er­a­tional po­si­tions un­known]

• De­vel­op­ment start date: Q2 2018

• First pro­duc­tion: [un­known]

• Mine life: an ini­tial 20 years

LA­TROBE PROJECT 9

La­trobe Mag­ne­sium (100%) http://la­trobe­mag­ne­sium.com La­trobe Mag­ne­sium is de­vel­op­ing a mag­ne­sium pro­duc­tion plant in Vic­to­ria’s La­trobe Val­ley us­ing its world-first patented ex­trac­tion process.

• Cap­i­tal cost: (Stage 1) $40 mil­lion, (Stage 2) $325 mil­lion

• Jobs: (Stage 1) con­struc­tion 75, op­er­a­tional po­si­tions 50 (Stage 2) con­struc­tion 240, op­er­a­tional po­si­tions 297

• De­vel­op­ment start date: July 2018

• First pro­duc­tion: July 2019 (Stage 1 3000tpa) 2020 (Stage 2 40,000tpa)

• Mine life: an ini­tial 20 years

10 CARMICHAEL PROJECT

Adani (100%) www.ada­ni­aus­tralia.com 60mtpa mine with six open cut pits and five un­der­ground mines; 389km rail­way to Ab­bot Point ex­port ter­mi­nal

• Cap­i­tal cost: $16.5 bil­lion

• Jobs: 10,000 di­rect and in­di­rect jobs dur­ing con­struc­tion and op­er­a­tion

• De­vel­op­ment start date: 2018 pend­ing fund­ing

• First pro­duc­tion: pend­ing fund­ing

• Mine life: 60+ years

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