Brockman Resources is seeking access to Fortescue Metal Group’s rail infrastructure based in Australia.
Brockman Australia’s chief executive Russell Tipper says “there will be spare capacity on TPI and the next phase of Pilbara development is likely to be characterised by partnerships”.
“We are encouraged by numerous statements from FMG advocating its support and provision of third party access on its TPI rail system,” Mr Tipper said.
“If this is done on a commercial and genuine basis it will greatly support junior miners and create significant infrastructure synergies in the Pilbara.”
Brockman said it would continue to pursue an alliance with Aurizon and Atlas Iron for a study to build an independent rail line in the East Pilbara.
Proposed North West Infrastructure facilities near Port Hedland would have a capacity of 50 million tonnes per annum for iron ore export from Port Hedland.
“We would need to connect the mine and the port to the TPI line with spur railway lines and run our own trains from the mine to the port and back,” Mr Tipper said.
“That would facilitate the development of Marillana.”