BHP Billiton PLC (BLT) - Delivering value through optimisation RNS Number : 8000P BHP Billiton PLC 29 October 2012 Issued by: BHP Billiton Plc Date: 30 October 2012 To: London Stock Exchange JSE Limited For Release: Immediately Contact: Elizabeth Hobley +44 (0) 20 7802 4054 BHP Billiton Plc - Delivering value through optimisation UK Listing Authority Submission BHP Billiton Chief Executive Ferrous and Coal, Marcus Randolph, will present on the Company's Iron Ore and Metallurgical Coal businesses at a briefing in Sydney today. A copy of the presentation has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do. The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton's website (www.bhpbilliton.com) or by using the following web link: http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2012/121030_DeliveringValueThroughOptimisation.pdf Slide 7: Pursuing the capital efficient tonne · Our focus has shifted from the marginal tonne to the capital efficient tonne · Debottlenecking opportunities have the potential to release significant capacity well beyond 220 mtpa (100% basis) · We will exercise the options with the lowest capital intensity and highest returns to unlock substantial value Slide 10: Debottleneck and optimise the supply chain · Targeting the release of substantial capacity at low capital intensity Slide 13: Port: deliver the capital efficient tonne · 5^th car dumper installed end CY12 · Optimised throughput potential 55-60 mtpa per dumper · 7^th and 8^th shiploaders recently installed at Nelson Point · Optimised throughput potential 35-40 mtpa per shiploader · Low cost opportunity to debottleneck the conveyor, stockyard and stacker-reclaimer system Slide 14: Port: low cost debottlenecking of our conveyors and stockyards · Latent capacity in our car dumpers and shiploaders has been tested and proven · Complex interconnections are constraining the system · System capacity will rise significantly as we debottleneck our stockyards and conveyors Slide 16: Rail: substantial upside in our existing dual track · Dual track can deliver more than 300 mtpa of capacity with modest investment Slide 17: Mines: readily expandable · Mobile crushers can unlock 20 mtpa of capacity · Jimblebar built for expansion beyond 35 mtpa · One new mine required to achieve >300 mtpa BHP Billiton Plc Registration number 3196209 Registered in England and Wales Registered Office: Neathouse Place London SW1V 1BH United Kingdom A member of the BHP Billiton Group which is headquartered in Australia This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END MSCFEIEFUFESEFS -0- Oct/30/2012 07:00 GMT
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BHP Billiton PLC BLT Delivering value through optimisation
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