Leaping into the big league

IT WAS a US$15 billion, five-year project that had to be done for $8.4 billion in three years and it helped springboard Fortescue Metals Group into the big league of iron ore mining.

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FMG's T155 project helped lift the miner into the big league.

This was the challenge to take FMG from a 55 million tonne per annum exporter - on paper at least - up to a 155Mtpa exporter.