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BHP Billiton PLC BLT Delivering value through optimisation



  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
 
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