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South Flank

South Flank is located on the traditional lands of the Banjima people, 156 kilometres north-west of Newman and nine kilometres south of BHP’s Mining Area C facility in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

South Flank at a glance

South Flank is Australia's largest new iron ore mine in more than 50 years. Together with Mining Area C, it will form the largest operating iron ore hub in the world producing 145 million tonnes of iron ore each year.
2021South Flank achieved first ore in May 2021.
25Its ore will supply global steel markets for 25 years.
2.5kmOur iron ore trains are over 2.5km (264 ore cars) long.

The project commenced in July 2018 at a cost of US$3.6 billion creating around 9,000 direct and indirect jobs during construction, and 600 operational roles.


South Flank careers

Work at one of the world's largest iron ore operations. 

Integrating the latest advances in autonomous-ready fleets, digital connectivity and modular design, your work at South Flank will set new standards for the future of the resources industry.


Iron ore

Iron ore is integral to the steel-making process and one of the most sought after commodities in the world.