BHP has announced outstanding results in its June quarter results, safely delivering another year of excellent operational performance and its second consecutive financial year with zero fatalities at its operated assets.
Several production records were set and four major projects were brought on safely, on schedule and on budget.
BHP Chief Executive Officer, Mike Henry, said the strong performance was a reflection of the capability and commitment of employees and contractors, the strength of the company’s systems and the support of itsbusiness partners.
“We achieved production records at our Western Australia Iron Ore operations and the Goonyella Riverside metallurgical coal mine in Queensland,” he said.
”We maintained all-time high concentrator throughput at our Escondida copper mine in Chile.
“Olympic Dam in South Australia had its highest annual copper production since BHP acquired the asset in 2005, and its best-ever gold production.”
South Flank, the largest and one of the most technically-advanced iron ore mines in Australia, began production in May and will boost the overall quality of BHP’s iron ore product suite.
In the same month, the Ruby project in Trinidad and Tobago started production. Atlantis Phase 3 in the Gulf of Mexico and the Spence expansion in Chile began production in the first half of the year.