Sino Iron Project Major Milestones

2006

  • March – Initial mining rights acquired
  • May – CITIC Pacific Mining formed
  • June – Foreign Investment Review Board approval

2007

  • January – Signed EPC contract for the main processing area
  • August – Acquired Mardie Station
  • November – First deliveries of mining fleet to site

2008

  • March – First million tonnes of material mined from bulk sample pit
  • August – Construction team mobilised

2009

  • February – Port construction begins
  • November – First major overseas delivery through service wharf

2010

  • February – First grinding mills arrive at site
  • June – Desalination module arrives at site

2011

  • January – Launch of CITIC Pacific’s first 115,000 tonne vessel
  • May – First gas turbine commissioned
  • August – Successful testing of first in-pit crusher
  • September – Barges and transhipper arrive at the port

2012

  • April – Option exercised to acquire an additional 1 billion tonnes of magnetite ore
  • September – Desalination plant produces water

2013

  • July – Line 1 starts producing magnetite concentrate
  • September – Line 2 load commissioning begins
  • December – First shipment sent to China

2014

  • February – EPCM commences

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