The Solomon Hub in the Hamersley Ranges is located 60 kilometres north of Tom Price and 120km to the west of Fortescue’s Chichester Hub.
It comprises the Firetail and Kings Valley mines which together have production capacity of 70 to 75 million tonnes per annum. Solomon represents a valuable source of production by blending higher grade, low cost Firetail ore with low phosphorous Chichester ore to create the high quality Fortescue blend.
Fortescue has successfully deployed CAT autonomous haulage technology (AHS) at the Solomon Hub since 2012, achieving a 20 per cent improvement in productivity.
In FY17, we announced the expansion of AHS at both the Kings Valley and Firetail mines to further improve productivity across the site.