Baosteel and Aurizon bid for Aquila could transform the Pilbara

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Baosteel and Aurizon's bid to acquire Aquila Resources has the potential to transform the iron ore industry. If successful, the deal will be the catalyst for multi-user iron ore rail and port infrastructure to be developed in Western Australia's Pilbara region, paving the way for a host of small and medium iron ore projects to be developed.

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  • Executive summary
  • Deal summary
  • Baosteel to progress project development
  • Infrastructure is key for Aurizon
  • Multi-user rail changes the economics of the Pilbara
    • Third party users crucial for infrastructure development
    • Are existing owners as commited to development as Baosteel and Aurizon?
    • Lack of previous experience developing ports is a concern

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  • West Pilbara Iron Ore Project
  • Eagle Downs coking coal project

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