News & media releases
The Executive Chairman of Roy Hill, and all at Roy Hill congratulates Jodi Moffitt for winning the prestigious ‘Excellence in Mining’ award at the 2019 Women in Industry Awards, at an event held in Melbourne overnight.
The Women in Industry Awards acknowledge exceptional women who have achieved success through their invaluable leadership, innovation and commitment to their sector.
As is tradition several times each year at Roy Hill, we have a special occasion to honour and support breast cancer survivors and women employees of Roy, and/or Hancock. Mrs Rinehart gave a speech today at the seventh pink truck ceremony in support of breast cancer sufferers. These events are very special occasions where Mrs Rinehart and members of the Hancock Prospecting and Roy Hill communities show their sympathy, support and love for those touched by breast cancer and related cancers.
Roy Hill and North Metropolitan TAFE are working together to meet mining skill demands by providing apprenticeships and traineeships to Roy Hill employees.
More than 150 Roy Hill employees will be offered traineeships in Surface Extraction Operations and Resource Processing to prepare them for job roles including mobile plant operators, mineral processing operators and port operators.
32-year old employee Jana Buvari is learning to maintain the communication systems on Roy Hill’s railway as part of her Electronics and Communications apprenticeship with North Metropolitan TAFE (please view video here).
In his 10-year career as a train driver, Brad Main has never been involved in anything quite like Roy Hill’s pink trucks and locomotives initiative to support and raise awareness of breast cancer.
On Friday 15 February 2019, Brad, who has been contracted to drive Roy Hill trains for three years by Karijini Rail, had the honour of being at the helm of the first ever pink locomotive’s six-hour journey to the mine.
Shipping partner Berge Bulk has followed Roy Hill’s lead, and is the first to paint one of its ore ships pink. Read Berge Bulk’s recent article on how Roy Hill’s commitment to support breast cancer awareness has inspired the company and shipping crew to get behind the cause.
Happy International Women’s Day
All the best from Gina Rinehart, Tad, Garry and Barry and everyone at Roy Hill.
Today the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology announced recipients of the Government’s METS Ignited Collaborative Project Funds, confirming Roy Hill’s innovative project with Mineral Technologies will receive $1 million from the Government, matching funds contributed by Roy Hill.
“I am delighted the Government is supporting our partnership with Mineral Technologies – a project that seeks to enhance the operational efficiency of our mine, delivering more high-grade product while reducing waste for the same operational cost” said Roy Hill CEO Barry Fitzgerald.
Today Roy Hill CEO Barry Fitzgerald and WesTrac CEO Jarvas Croome announced the arrival of a new CAT Simulator to Roy Hill’s ROC-Ed Learning Centre in front of students from Kent Street Senior High School, with special guest WA Chief Scientist Professor Peter Klinken AC also in attendance.
WesTrac’s donation of the Cat Simulator to Roy Hill’s ROC-Ed program enables students to immerse themselves in the experience of operating a large Cat wheel loader, just as it would on site at the Roy Hill mine.
Roy Hill has appointed Gerhard Veldsman to the role of Chief Operating Officer at Roy Hill.
Gerhard joins Roy Hill from Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) where he was most recently Executive General Manager for FMG’s Pilbara Operations, promoted from the position General Manager Iron Ore Projects.
Please read the media release here.
Today Roy Hill welcomed the Minister for Transport, the Minister for Environment and MP for the Pilbara, Kevin Michel MLA to open the completed Roy Hill Rail Bridge.
The Roy Hill funded bridge is a $18.66 million new single span rail bridge carrying the Great Northern Highway over the Roy Hill rail line, leading into Port Hedland’s port. The new bridge replaces an existing level crossing, enabling the free movement of traffic over the rail line, and removes the potential for a rail-road accident at the intersectio
Please read the media release here.
Photos from today’s event are available here.
A time lapse video of the construction of the bridge is available here.