Yandi, part of Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO), is one of five mining hubs in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Yandi at a glance

The Yandi iron ore mine is a part of an 85:15 joint venture between BHP, and Mitsui and ITOCHU. Ore from the Yandi open cut mine is processed on site and taken to Port Hedland by rail for export to key markets in Asia. At Yandi’s processing hub, ore is crushed, beneficiated (where necessary) and blended to create high-grade hematite lump and fines products. Iron ore products are transported along the Port Hedland–Newman Rail Line to the Finucane Island and Nelson Point port facilities at Port Hedland.
1991The mine was opened in 1991 on Banjima country.
2.5kmOur iron ore trains are over 2.5km (264 ore cars) long.
2,980In 2023, we produced 257 million tonnes of iron ore, enough to make the steel for around 2,980 Sydney Harbour Bridges.

Yandi is located 178 kilometres north-west of Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia on the traditional lands of the Banjima people. In 2017, Yandi became the second WA-based iron ore mine to achieve a billion tonnes of ore produced in its lifetime.


Iron Ore

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

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Production Technician, Yandi