Welcome to Oakajee Port and Rail
Oakajee Port and Rail (OPR) is developing a greenfields infrastructure and supply chain business to transport iron ore from Western Australia's mid-west to customers across the globe.
On 20 March 2009, OPR and the Government of Western Australian signed an exclusive State Development Agreement (SDA) for the development of the multi-billion dollar deepwater port at Oakajee, 445km north of Perth, and integrated rail network to service iron ore miners and other port users in the mid-west region. On 28 December, 2011, the State confirmed its ongoing commitment to the SDA, with amendments.
The deepwater port, to be built 24km north of Geraldton, will cater for the world's largest ore carriers and the 570km rail network will service operating and emerging mining projects across the region.
OPR is working with the WA Government, the local community, iron ore producers, traditional owners and other stakeholders to deliver this exciting infrastructure business solution.
Project update - November 2012
On 20 February 2012, Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd (MDP), wholly owned by Mitsubishi Corp – Japan’s largest general trading company, finalised the purchase of Murchison Metals Ltd’s 50% stake in OPR, increasing its interest in the project to 100%.
Project planning, evaluation, engineering and regulatory approvals are well advanced. Independent peer reviews, including value engineering assessments, have identified OPR’s port and rail design as the optimal solution to meet the government’s scoping requirements.
As part of a restructure involving OPR and sister company Crosslands Resources Ltd, the OPR Crosslands Project will now turn its focus to completing studies related to the recent Jack Hills Expansion Project Strategic Asset Review. The review concluded that Jack Hills was a valuable long-life mining operation and a significant mid-west iron ore resource.
Information for suppliers interested in the Oakajee Port and Rail project
2013 Good Heart Mid-West
Aboriginal Art Exhibition
Geraldton artist Margaret Danischewsky has been honoured with selection as the feature artist for Oakajee Port and Rail’s 2013 Good Heart Mid-West Aboriginal Art Exhibition.