FMG Sydney joins fleet

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
FMG Sydney arriving in Port Hedland.
Camera IconFMG Sydney arriving in Port Hedland. Credit: Picture: Fortescue Metal’s Group.

Fortescue Metal Group’s fourth iron ore carrier has been welcomed to Port Hedland after it’s maiden voyage from China.

The FMG Sydney, named after Andrew Forrest’s son, follows the delivery of three other vessels including FMG Nicola, FMG Grace and FMG Sophia.

Fortescue team members and students from the Hedland Senior High School Trade Training Centre joined Mr Forrest and his son at a ceremony on the ship to celebrate the arrival.

Mr Forrest said the vessel joined the fleet of ships that had increased the efficiency of the port.

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“Fortescue is a proud member of the Port Hedland community and I am delighted students from Hedland Senior High School were able to join us and see firsthand what can be achieved with team work, dedication and a shared vision.”

Fortescue Port and Rail General Manager Fernando Pereira said the company’s partnership with the Trade Training Centre provided skills to allow students to contribute to the vibrant future of the community.

“Our work with the Pilbara Ports Authority and Port Hedland Pilots to design the ore carriers has maximised the safety and manoeuvrability in the Port Hedland channel,” he said.

The delivery of the final vessel is expected in mid-2018.

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