ERDi TestLab Welcomes New Member – Roy Hill

Published 2/12/2020

ERDi TestLab is pleased to welcome leading Western Australian mining company Roy Hill as its latest member. Roy Hill is committed to the development of interoperability within the resources industry and recently appointed Mr Michael Waller to a new role– Interoperability Manager - to lead the company’s strategy and engagement.

In the few short weeks of Michael’s appointment, Roy Hill’s interoperability approach has progressed at a rapid rate, with Michael spearheading the establishment of a collaborative interoperability project within the TestLab.

This exciting new project will be sponsored by ERDI TestLab founding partner METS Ignited and centres around interoperability in the mobile equipment execution management and control technology space across both manual and automated equipment.

We are thrilled to be working with Roy Hill and the other participants on this exciting project, more details of which will be announced soon.

Interested in Interoperability? Get in touch with the TestLab to find out more.

Please contact John Kirkman on +61 415 188 046 or email directly

About Roy Hill

Roy Hill is a world-class iron ore operation and the largest single ore mine in Australia.

Situated 344km south east of Port Hedland in Western Australia’s mineral rich Pilbara region, Roy Hill is an independent iron ore operation with local majority ownership and chaired by Mrs Gina Rinehart.

With integrated mine, rail and port facilities producing 60Mtpa – Roy Hill is one of the world’s major resource-based operations, which will deliver enormous benefits to the broader community for many years to come.

Roy Hill’s first shipment of iron ore departed from Port Hedland on 10 December 2015 and has since loaded multiple shipments to its key markets in Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan. Roy Hill achieved many firsts, including for its largely Greenfield project, the largest mainland resource debt funding in the world, from 19 of the world’s largest banks, and five Export Credit Agencies.

Roy Hill operates some of the largest equipment in the world and in addition to having the fastest ramp up to 55Mtpa in the Pilbara, has maintained a focus on safety excellence.

 In December 2015, Mrs Rinehart was recognised as “Miner of the Decade” by the Sydney Mining Club. She has also been awarded “Chairman of the Year” by CEO Magazine twice and was awarded in 2020 the GJ Stokes Memorial Trophy at the Diggers and Dealers Conference for your lifetime contribution to mining.

Roy Hill has been presented with a range of accolades, including:

2020 CEO Magazine Australian CFO of the Year (Gerhard Veldsman)

2020 Platts Global Metals Awards Industry Leader Award Raw Metals

2020 Australia’s Mining Monthly Awards Community Project of the Year

2019 Diggers and Dealers Digger of the Year Award

2018 WA Training Awards WA Employer of the Year

2018 Prospect Award for Community Interaction

2018 L&MH Mercury Awards Transport Solution of the Year: Rail

2017 SMART Award for Excellence in Supply Chain Management & Distribution

2017 Golden Gecko Certificate of Merit

2017 Platts Global Metals Awards Rising Star Company Award

2016 Australian Mining Prospect Awards Excellence in Environmental Management Award

2016 Engineers Australia (WA) Australian Engineering Excellence – Engineering Distinction Award

2016 Engineers Australia (WA) Australian Engineering Excellence Award – Resource Development

2016 Engineers Australia (WA) Australian Engineering Excellence Award – Project Management

2016 Association of Mining and Exploration Companies Environment Award

2016 Project Management Institute Project of the Year

2016 Railway Technical Society of Australasia Railway Project Award

2016 Golden Gecko Certificate of Merit

2015 Mines & Money Asian Corporate Development Award

2015 IJ Global Asia-Pacific Project Mining & Metals Deal of the Year

2015 IJ Global Asia Pacific Deal of the Year

2015 Golden Gecko Certificate of Merit (joint recipient)

2014 CEO Magazine Australian CFO of the Year Award (Garry Korte)

2014 FinanceAsia Magazine Project Finance Deal of the Year Award

2014 Project Finance International Magazine Asia Pacific Deal of the Year