Former BHP Billiton iron ore boss Jimmy Wilson and two serving Perth-based executives of the mining giant are among 22 people charged with murder over the Samarco mine disaster in Brazil last year.
Businessman Peter Landau is facing further legal headaches, with Nkwe Platinum pursuing its former director through the courts for at least US$1.9 (A$2.5) million.
MONDIUM will bring together the strengths, resources and experience of Monadelphous’ multidisciplinary engineering and construction capabilities with Lycopodium’s technical expertise and minerals project delivery experience.
A BHP Nickel West plan to develop the Yakabindie open pit near Leinster as a satellite pit of the Mt Keith project, 20km to the north, could be key to expanding the once-endangered division’s asset life to 2038.
BHP Billiton Chairman Jac Nasser will step down next year after more than 10 years on the board of the resources giant.