Amira Global, an independent global not-for-profit organization focused on research and development in the mining industry, is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting collaborative project P1214 “MN-002 Iron Ore Standards.” This initiative brings together esteemed partners, including Standards Australia, BHP, Rio Tinto, FLSmidth, Fortescue Metals Group, and Roy Hill, to support the development and enhancement of iron ore standards. The project aims to ensure the safety, consistency, and reliability of iron ore products, services, and systems through voluntary standards.

Standards Australia, championing quality and safety, serves as the peak non-governmental body for standards development in Australia. As Australia’s representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Standards Australia plays a crucial role in maintaining and updating standards to keep pace with advancements in technology. By formulating voluntary standards, they provide guidelines, procedures, and specifications that contribute to the safe and reliable operation of industries across the nation.

Amira Global’s P1214 project seeks to provide financial support to Standards Australia, enabling them to fulfill the International Secretariat role for ISO TC 102/SC2 Iron Ore and Direct Reduced Iron – Chemical Analysis. Additionally, the project assists Standards Australia’s national mirror committee, MN-002 Iron Ore and Direct Reduced Iron, in their endeavors. By supporting these committees, P1214 aims to ensure that iron ore standards remain up to date, scientifically rigorous, and aligned with global best practices.

Collaboration lies at the heart of the P1214 project, as industry expert leaders join forces to drive the development and implementation of iron ore standards. With BHP, Rio Tinto, FLSmidth, Fortescue Metals Group, and Roy Hill actively participating in the initiative, the project benefits from a diverse range of expertise and perspectives. Through this collaboration, the project aims to address challenges, share knowledge, and foster innovation within the iron ore industry.

Maintaining high-quality standards in the iron ore industry is vital to ensure operational efficiency, product reliability, and safety. By establishing robust guidelines for chemical analysis, Standards Australia and the P1214 project contribute to the accuracy and consistency of ore characterization. These standards provide a foundation for reliable decision-making, quality control, and effective communication between stakeholders across the supply chain.

As an independent global organization, Amira Global plays a crucial role in curating research, development, innovation, and implementation of projects in the minerals industry sector. Through its collaborative platform, Amira Global connects mining companies and suppliers, fostering an environment of knowledge exchange and industry-wide improvement. The P1214 project exemplifies Amira Global’s commitment to facilitating collaborative initiatives that benefit its members and drive progress within the mining industry.

This collaborative effort highlights the commitment of all involved parties to drive innovation, promote best practices, and ultimately contribute to the growth and sustainability of the iron ore sector.

Contact Silvia Black, Program Manager at Amira Global, to explore potential collaborative opportunities.