2-Weir Port Hedland Opening Ceremony LR-min (1)

Weir officially opened its new Port Hedland Service Centre, strategically located in the heart of the Pilbara iron ore mining region of Western Australia. Weir said the A$28million ($18.6 million) state-of-the-art facility strengthens its commitment to sustainable mining and it will serve as the flagship Enduron high-pressure grinding rolls (HPGR) service center in the region.

The new facility bolsters Weir’s national network of 16 service centers and will support customers and their operations across the Pilbara region, including the Iron Bridge project which incorporates Weir transformational flow sheets – the world’s first dry comminution circuit without tumbling mills. Port Hedland serves as a critical hub for the mining and resources industry in Australia, driving economic growth and success for the important iron ore region.

The company also said the service center will deliver innovative engineering solutions and expertise, enhancing operational efficiencies and advancing sustainable progress across the Pilbara. With best-in-class technology and support, Weir said it features facilities for Enduron HPGR servicing, including tyre roller assembly and Linatex rubber lining services helping customers to extend the life of their assets.

The center is equipped to service the company’s broader range of products and technologies, provide engineering and maintenance support as well as critical parts storage for faster service times for customers.

“The new center at Port Hedland will support our key customers in the region, providing Weir’s best-in-class service and expertise,” said Kristen Walsh, regional managing director for Weir Minerals. “It demonstrates our commitment to sustainable mining and, with further investment planned, we will continue to support our ambitious growth plans in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.”

The next stage of development, set for 2025, will see an expansion of the team and specialization in the repair and overhaul of various Weir processing equipment including Warman pumps, Cavex cyclones and Isogate valves as well as Enduron crushers and screens.