BHP has unveiled its plans to construct a wind fence at Finucane Island, as part of the company’s Pilbara Air Quality Program. The fence would be the first of its kind in Australia, and designed for the Pilbara’s unique weather conditions. Subject to government approvals, the 30 meter high fence supports BHP intention to improve and build on our existing dust control measures as BHP continues to increase production towards 290 Mtpa in the medium term. It is intended to be located on the western side of BHP’s Finucane Island port operations, and will include mesh panels designed to reduce wind speeds, shielding the stockyard and reducing the potential for dust lift-off.
This planned investment forms part of BHP’s Pilbara Air Quality Program and demonstrates our commitment to improve air quality in the area and contribute to the revitalisation of the West End.
The project is still subject to all necessary internal and State Government approvals.