The iron ore sector is a significant part of Australia’s mining and manufacturing industry and while success for many clients comes in increasing operational efficiency of iron ore mining and processing facilities, we also understand success comes in minimising the environmental and social impacts of iron ore projects, which are key to long term sustainability.
Iron Ore Solutions
Australia is the largest exporter of iron ore worldwide, with Western Australia representing around 98% of Australia’s total 28 million tonne annual iron ore export. Used largely in blast furnaces to produce pig iron and in steelmaking; the iron ore sector within the region forms a pivotal part of Australia’s mining and manufacturing industries, and is not without its own unique challenges:
- Instability across commodity prices
- Increasing volumes but lower profitability
- Instability across regulatory environment
- Managing market demands
- Gaining approvals and capital investment
Veolia's iron ore solutions
We can plug in to your business to help retain profitability, safeguard safety standards and ensure communities are being engaged to effectively minimise social impacts.
- Operational Efficiency Through Innovation
As an owner of some of Australia and New Zealand’s leading waste management, water and energy technologies, we are able to apply our expertise to increase the operational efficiency of iron-ore mining and processing facilities. Additionally, our team can also identify where custom-made technical solutions should be applied to both increase productivity and reduce costs. Automation of processes, reduced down-time, flexible and skilled labour are further elements which support our technical solutions.
- Proven Track Record
Our track record in providing environmental solutions for the iron ore industry is proven by our customer’s success stories. We have extensive presence across the Pilbara region in Western Australia and partner with many organisations, including major iron ore producers to drive continuous improvement.
- Social Licence to Operate
Removing or minimising the environmental and social impacts of iron ore projects is key to ensuring long term sustainability. We are always seeking internal improvement and remain focussed on understanding how we can add value to your stakeholders and work with them on engagement activities within local indigenous and non-indigenous communities.