Chichester Hub

The Chichester Hub in the Chichester Ranges, comprising the Cloudbreak and Christmas Creek mines, has an annual production capacity in excess of 90 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) from three
Ore Processing Facilities (OPFs).

Consistent and sustained output delivered from the OPFs has allowed Fortescue to continue optimisation of its product strategy through enhanced blending and beneficiation. This innovative approach has enabled Fortescue to increase iron upgrades and reduce impurities, which has resulted in lower mining cut-off grades, further optimising ore bodies and sustainably reducing strip ratios, while improving final product specifications.