BHP has agreed to fund a total of up to $181 m in financial support for the Renova Foundation and Samarco Mineração S.A. (Samarco) until 30 June 2018.
BHP Billiton Foundation announced Tuesday its financial support for two new global projects launched at an event held in Washington DC.
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BHP Billiton has signed a new native title agreement with the Banjima People in Western Australia.
The companies will share access to data and lessons learned from SaskPower’s Boundary Dam facility — the world’s first full chain power sector CCS project.
BHP Billiton would contribute to the establishment of a global knowledge centre to help promote research and reduce the cost and risk associated with new CCS projects.
BHP Billiton is today celebrating the 130 year anniversary of the incorporation of BHP and its significant contribution to the Australian economy and society for more than a century.
The A$3.9 million partnership with Reconciliation Australia seeks to include teaching of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history in schools.
BHP Billiton has announced four additional appointments to the Board of Directors of South32.
BHP Billiton President Iron Ore, Jimmy Wilson, today announced plans to cut unit costs at Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) by at least 25 per cent and the potential to increase capacity there by 65 million tonnes per year at a very low capital cost.
BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities Donates A$250,000 to the Sampson Flat Bushfire Relief Fund in South Australia
In response to the significant impact of the recent South Australian bushfires on local communities, BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities today donated A$250,000 to the State Emergency Relief Fund.
In the largest donation in Telethon history, BHP Billiton has committed $20 million over the next five years to the Telethon Kids Institute to improve the health and wellbeing of children in Western Australia.
In response to the widespread devastation caused by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities has donated US$400,000 to the Pooled World Health Organisation (WHO) Ebola Response fund.
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Marianne Finch may only be a rookie at the controls of Dragline 13 but as Saraji’s first female Dragline Trainee, she has a strong message for her female colleagues in the mining industry: “Don’t take no for an answer”.
BHP Billiton announced today that it has appointed Ian Maxwell as President Energy Coal. The appointment follows the move of Jimmy Wilson from Energy Coal to take up the position of President Iron Ore, announced on 30 March.
BHP Billiton approved today a US$822 million (BHP Billiton share US$698 million) investment for the development of its Orebody 24 mine, located approximately 10 kilometres north-east of Newman, Western Australia. Orebody 24 is a sustaining mine to maintain iron ore production output from the Newman Joint Venture operations. The new Orebody 24 mine will have a capacity of 17 million tonnes per annum (100 per cent basis) and will include the construction of an ore crushing plant, train loadout facility, rail spur and other associated support facilities. Initial mining from Orebody 24 will start in the second half of calendar year 2012.