With more than 80,000 contractors and employees, BHP is flourishing as a diversified resources company with successful business operations in petroleum products, metals, minerals, coal, and iron ore.
The company’s main divisions deal in Iron Ore, where the focus is on the extraction and supply of iron ore to the global market. BHP Billiton holds a 50 percent shareholding in Samarco Mineracao S.A., a NOJV iron ore operation in Brazil.
Coal is the priority of another division that produces and sells thermal coal for power generation and industrial applications. This particular sector also markets hard coking coal used for the manufacture of steel. With mine operations in South America and Australia, BHP supplies products from its mines in Queensland and New South Wales. Further, they also sell their products to the global market through mines in Colombia. The company owns 100% of New South Wales Energy Coal, 50% of BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, and 80% of BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal.
Petroleum and Potash come next in the line. The company extracts petroleum and gas in huge quantities and markets them to many countries around the world. The finest Products from this division are crude oil and condensate, LPG & LNG, and natural gas. Moreover, BHP is also involved in projects in the Gulf of Mexico, Australia, Trinidad, Tobago, and Algeria. Finally, with their holdings in Canada, this company invests in potash pre-development as well.
Another division involves mining & exploring copper, zinc, silver, nickel, lead, molybdenum, gold, & uranium. BHP BILLITON owns the world’s largest uranium deposit in Olympic Dam in South Australia and the Nickel West mine in Western Australia. Plus, BHP also proudly possesses copper assets in the United States, Chile, & Peru.