BHP Billiton Starts Feasibility Study of ODP

3 April 2011 (Last Updated April 3rd, 2011 18:30)

BHP Billiton has begun the feasibility study phase for the Olympic Dam Project (ODP) in South Australia. The firm is planning to develop a new open-pit copper mine and related gold and uranium by-products alongside its existing underground operation. The ODP is expected in

BHP Billiton has begun the feasibility study phase for the Olympic Dam Project (ODP) in South Australia.

The firm is planning to develop a new open-pit copper mine and related gold and uranium by-products alongside its existing underground operation.

The ODP is expected increase production from 18,0000t to 75,000t per annum over the next 30 years