Wet weather and plant shutdowns take toll on BHP ouput

Wet weather and plant shutdowns take toll on BHP ouput

Mining operations at Blackwater are expected to be stabilised in the June 2020 quarter.

BHP coal takes a hit with lower coal prices

BHP coal takes a hit with lower coal prices

Average prices for hard and weak coking coal as well as thermal coal all declined by more than 20%.

Operational Excellence

18 FEBRUARY 2020
Safety more important than productivity, says BMA

Safety more important than productivity, says BMA

BMA admitted it had more work to do on safety after dozer operator Houston died at Saraji.

Sustainability

06 FEBRUARY 2020
BMA committed to safety reform after Saraji fatality

BMA committed to safety reform after Saraji fatality

Palmer said BHP and BMA were also active participants in the industry-wide safety reset.

Sustainability

29 JULY 2019
Truck service time cut by two thirds

Truck service time cut by two thirds

Cut service time from two hours to 40 minutes.

Maintenance

16 JULY 2019
Goonyella Riverside fatality prompts Qld inspectorate recommendations

Goonyella Riverside fatality prompts Qld inspectorate recommendations

Analysis showed indentations in the external wear plate lead to build-up in stored tension.

Sustainability

06 MAY 2019
Saraji taps community to find crib relief solution

Saraji taps community to find crib relief solution

The mine was able to unlock the local talent pool and create a more diverse and flexible workforce.

Sustainability

26 APRIL 2019
 Sojitz completes Crinum sale

Sojitz completes Crinum sale

BMA made the decision to sell the mine after a detailed review.

Development

29 MARCH 2019
Qld coal women to participate in awards convention

Qld coal women to participate in awards convention

Grants funded by the Queensland governments Advancing Women in Business Initiative.

Sustainability

04 MARCH 2019
BMA apprentice intake taps local area

BMA apprentice intake taps local area

The apprentices are school leavers through to experienced workers, Indigenous people, men and women....

Sustainability

01 MARCH 2019
BHP contains costs at Queensland Coal

BHP contains costs at Queensland Coal

BHP said it expected to lower its unit costs to about $57/t.

Operational Excellence

21 FEBRUARY 2019
Peak Downs takes delivery of five ultra-class trucks

Peak Downs takes delivery of five ultra-class trucks

BMA already ran a large fleet of 282s at Peak Downs.

Fleet

15 NOVEMBER 2018