Hope Downs, WA


Iron ore

Leighton Contractors’ desire to remain a top contributor in Australia’s resource sector is exemplified by a 20-year relationship with BHP Billiton operating and maintaining its Pilbara iron ore sites. The value of our work was recognised when BHP Billiton Iron Ore purchased our Pilbara Iron Ore assets and supporting services in September 2011.

We provide world-class capability in mine and mine infrastructure design and construction, open-cut mining, materials handling, operations and maintenance, project expansion and overall mine management.

Current projects

In addition to our recent work at BHP Billiton’s Area C, Yandi and Orebody 23/25 sites, we are currently providing a range of services for the following iron ore projects:

We also run a range of discrete projects throughout Western Australia’s Pilbara region.


Our service offering to iron ore clients reflects the exemplary engineering, operating skills, equipment knowledge and comprehensive maintenance programs developed through decades of experience. The suite of services includes all aspects of:

  • Design – engineering and mine planning, scheduling, logistics.
  • Construction.
  • Commissioning.
  • Operating – contract mining, materials handling, processing plants, infrastructure.
  • Maintaining – mine sites, infrastructure, facilities.