Metals & Mineral Resources

Marubeni Iron Ore Australia Pty Ltd (MIOA)

Forest Products
  • 100% Marubeni Corporation
  • Owns 75% interest in a consortium SPV for Roy Hill Project, KJTC Pty Ltd, which holds 20% interest in Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd (RHH), which is operating Roy Hill Project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
  • Marubeni Corporation, POSCO, China Steel (CSC) formed a consortium which ultimately holds an aggregate 30% interest in RHH. (15% Marubeni Corporation, 12.5% POSCO, 2.5% CSC) Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd holds the balance of 70% interest in RHH.

Roy Hill Project

  • The Project consists of :
    • Conventional open pit, bulk mining operation from multiple production pits
    • 60Mtpa wet processing plant
    • 344 kilometre single line, heavy haul railway
    • Purpose built, dedicated two berth iron ore port facility at Port Hedland, capable of receiving, stockpiling, screening and exporting 60Mtpa (wet) of direct shipped iron ore as lumps and fines
  • Has a defined mineralisation of more than 2.3 billion tonnes of +50% Fe iron ore, of which 1.2 billion tonnes is +55% Fe iron ore. This is sufficient to sustain a mine life of more than 20 years.
  • Dispatched 1st shipment of ore for export on 10th December 2015 successfully.
  • Achieved its nameplate capacity in September 2017.

Marubeni Resources Development Pty Ltd

Forest Products
  • 100% Marubeni Corporation
  • Established: 1974
  • Role: Investment in coking coal mine, Coal marketing and logistics
  • Total production by Marubeni equity portion: Approximately 6mil ton/year
Mine Name (operational) Location Major Partner Production (MTPA) Marubeni Share
Hail Creek QLD, Australia Glencore 9.0 12.0%
Jellinbah East QLD, Australia Jellinbah Group 5.0 38.3%
Lake Vermont QLD, Australia Jellinbah Group 9.0 33.3%
Roper Creek QLD, Australia Anglo American - 13.6%

Marubeni Aluminium Australia Pty Ltd (MAA)

Forest Products
  • Owns 22.5% of interest in Portland Aluminium Smelter in south west Victoria which was started in 1988.
  • Owns 9% interest in Boyne Smelters (Line 3) located in Gladstone, Queensland and 4.5% interest in Gladstone Power Station.
  • Has 67,000 tpa equity aluminium ingot from Portland Aluminium smelters and 23,000 tpa equity aluminium ingot from Boyne Smelter (total 90,000 tpa), which is about 6% of total aluminium production in Australia. All ingots are exported to mainly Japan and Asian countries.
  • Portland Smelter (a joint venture, 55.0% Alcoa, 22.5% CITIC, 22.5% MAA) is the third largest aluminium smelter in Australia and the largest exporter in Victoria with a capacity of 360,000 tpa (currently 15% curtailment).
  • Boyne Smelter is the second largest smelter in Australia which consists of Line1&2 (300,000 tpa, 59.25% Rio Tinto, 40.75% Japanese Consortium, started in 1982) and Line 3 (270,000 tpa, 59.50% Rio Tinto, 9% MAA, 32.50% Japanese consortium, started in 1997).