BHP Billiton

BHP to fund $181m for more Samarco dam cleanup

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 launches two new transparency projects

BHP Billiton Foundation announced Tuesday its financial support for two new global projects launched at an event held in Washington DC.

BHP Billiton launches Prospects blog

The blogs will offer views on economics, commodities outlook and individual markets, and broader issues such as policy, governance and our social contribution.

New Agreement Signed With Banjima People

BHP Billiton has signed a new native title agreement with the Banjima People in Western Australia.

BHP, SaskPower partner to accelerate development of carbon capture and storage

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 and SaskPower Partner to accelerate development of carbon capture and storage

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: Celebrating 130 years of history

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.

BHP Billiton Supports Reconciliation in Schools

The A$3.9 million partnership with Reconciliation Australia seeks to include teaching of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history in schools.

Appointment of South32 non-executive directors

BHP Billiton has announced four additional appointments to the Board of Directors of South32.

Iron Ore Briefing and Western Australia Iron Ore Site Tour

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.

A$20 Million Partnership A Win for Western Australian Kids

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.

BHP Billiton Donates US$400,000 to Ebola Response in West Africa

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.

BHP Billiton and Pemex Sign Agreement to Exchange Deepwater Expertise

Companies seek to build a mutually beneficial long-term relationship

Persistence pays off for first female dragline trainee operator

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 appoints new Energy Coal and Mineral Exploration executive

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 to invest $698m in new Australian iron ore mine

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.