MINING company Rio Tinto has been granted accreditation by Australia’s Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) for the autonomous operation of trains serving the group’s Pilbara iron-ore mines in Western Australia.
GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto announced on October 2 that it has successfully completed its the first fully-autonomous trip on its heavy-haul rail network in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
AUSTRALIAN railfreight operator Aurizon has announced up to $A 240m ($US 174.5m) in anticipated write-downs for its half year results which are due in February 2016, and says it will cease all development work on its West Pilbara Iron Ore Project (WPIP) joint venture.
THE chairman of Australian mining company Hancock Prospecting Mrs Gina Rhinehart marked the delivery of the locomotive fleet for the new Roy Hill heavy-haul railway in Western Australia's Pilbara region on March 23, when she named the first unit Ginny in a ceremony at Port Hedland.
AUSTRALIAN railfreight operator Aurizon has signed an infrastructure framework agreement with American Metals & Coal International (AMCI), Korea's Posco and Chinese steel producer Baosteel, for the provision of the rail and port infrastructure for the West Pilbara Iron Ore Project (WPIOP) in Western Australia.