Christmas Creek green iron trial commercial plant, Australia

9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas - Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor

Christmas Creek green iron trial commercial plant, Australia

Photo by: ©Fortescue

Name of the Project
Christmas Creek green iron trial commercial plant.

Western Australia.

Project Owner/s

Project Description
Fortescue approved a project in November 2023 that will result in the construction of a green iron trial commercial plant at Fortescue’s Christmas Creek mine, with production of more than 1 500 t/y. The term “green iron” refers to the end-product resulting from processing iron-ore into iron using renewable energy instead of fossil fuels.

The plant will use the existing green hydrogen infrastructure at Christmas Creek to lower the overall capital requirement and demonstrate a green pit to product supply chain.

Potential Job Creation
Not stated.

Capital Expenditure

Planned Start/End Date
First production is expected in 2025. Construction will start following a work programme and is subject to receiving the relevant approvals.

Latest Developments
None stated.

Key Contracts, Suppliers and Consultants
None stated.

Contact Details for Project Information
Fortescue communications, email
Fortescue investor relations, email