|BHP Billiton Iron Ore is one of the world's leading suppliers of iron ore products and in 2001, shipped 71.3 million tonnes of ore and one million tonnes of briquettes to steel mills in Asia, Europe and Australia.|
Its operations include:
- Five mining operations;
- Port and processing facilities at Port Hedland;
- The Boodarie Iron hot briquetted iron plant; and
- 696 kilometres of railway and a rail fleet of 48 locomotives and 2224 carriages.
BHP Billiton has around 2000 employees and 1900 contractors in its Western Australian Iron Ore and Boodarie Iron operations.