Brockman Mining Limited has received port access for Project Maverick for its initial mining operation at its fully owned Marillana iron ore deposit in Pilbara, Western Australia.
The product will be transported on the road train to Utah Point at Port Hedland for further loading onto ocean-going vessels.
Brockman has signed a multi-users agreement (MUA) with the Pilbara Port Authority (PPA) and a stockyard land lease to use the facilities at Utah Point Bulk Handling Facility.
This will facilitate shipment of Project Maverick product through Utah Point.
The MUA and land lease are subject to several conditions, which are associated with Brockman securing funding for Project Maverick and confirming its plan to begin with the PPA within dates specified.
Brockman stated that it continues to make progress towards the development of Project Maverick.
Brockman business development director Hendrianto Tee said: “Gaining port access is a very significant and important step in the development of Project Maverick as the cornerstone for a larger scale operation at Marillana.
“It offers a key element of infrastructure certainty and a strong platform from which to advance other project milestones.
“Brockman appreciates the steadfast cooperation from the PPA in progressing and finalising these significant agreements.”
In addition to securing port access, the firm is in the final stages of negotiations for its road haulage arrangements, as well as being close to selecting mine site contractors.
Brockman plans to commence construction in the Q1 of 2017 and commission the project in 2018.