Why did BHP change its name?

By: Trev PoulsonUpdated: March 12, 2021


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Last May, the company shifted to a new logo that simply said "BHP" and dropped three stylized blobs that had been featured for years. The shortened name takes the company back to its origins as Broken Hill Proprietary Co., when it was formed more than 130 years ago around a silver, lead and tin mine in South Australia.

Hereof, how much iron ore does BHP produce?

The world will need iron ore for as long as the world needs steel. In 2019, we produced 270 million tonnes of iron ore.

Also to know, what is WAIO?

Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) is an integrated system of four processing hubs and five mines connected by more than 1,000 kilometres of rail infrastructure and port facilities in the Pilbara region of northern Western Australia.

Where is BHP south flank?

The South Flank deposit is located approximately 130 km by road north-west of the town of Newman, and approximately 8 km to the south of the Companys existing Mining Area C operation.

How much of BHP is Australian owned?

This reflects the Australian ownership share of BHP Billiton Marketing AG by BHP Billiton Limited (which is 58%).


Who does BHP sell to?

Days after announcing the Olympic Dam pull-out, BHP Billiton announced that it was selling its Yeelirrie Uranium Project to Canadian Cameco for a fee of around $430 million. The sale was part of a broader move to step away from resource expansion in Australia.

Which is bigger BHP or Rio Tinto?

Rio Tinto overtakes BHP as strongest mining brand. Rio Tinto has overtaken BHP as the world's strongest mining brand after a difficult year for the sector from a reputational standpoint, brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance said in a report Wednesday.

How did BHP start?

From two small mining companies founded in the mid-1800s, we are now a world leader in the diversified resources industry. Broken Hill Proprietary's rich history began in a silver, lead and zinc mine in Broken Hill, Australia.

Is BHP still Australian owned?

BHP, formerly known as BHP Billiton, is the trading entity of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group plc, an Anglo-Australian multinational mining, metals and petroleum dual-listed public company headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

How old is BHP?

About 135 years (1885)

Who founded BHP?

Phillip Charly

Why did BHP Drop Billiton?

Australia's BHP heads back to roots, drops Billiton from its name. Dropping the Billiton reflects a move to simplify its corporate structure, the company said, and return to its founding roots in Australia more than a century ago, when it was known as Broken Hill Proprietary Co Ltd.

What BHP means?

Broken Hill Propriety Company Ltd

What does BHP Billiton mine?

BHP Billiton. BHP Billiton, international natural resources company, formed in 2001 by the merger of BHP Ltd. and Billiton PLC. One of the world's largest mining companies, it is involved in the production of iron, steel, copper, silver, aluminum, oil, and gas.

Is Rio Tinto Australian owned?

Rio Tinto (corporation) Rio Tinto Group is an Anglo-Australian multinational and the world's second largest metals and mining corporation, behind BHP Billiton, producing iron ore, copper, diamonds, gold and uranium.

Who owns Olympic Dam mine?

As of 2013, Olympic Dam is the second largest uranium-producing mine in the world, having produced 4,100 tonnes in the financial year ending June 2013. The only larger producer is the MacArthur River uranium mine in Canada.

Olympic Dam mine.
Discovered 1975
Opened 1988
Company BHP