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NT Australia
Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS)

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ICN - Tivan Contact
+61 8 8922 9422

The Mount Peake and Speewah Projects are located north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory and south-west of Kununurra in the Kimberley region of West Australia respectively. Speewah hosts the largest reported vanadium in titanomagnetite resources in Australia, and one of the largest globally.

Tivan limited intends to conduct mining and initial beneficiation processing of vanadiferous titanomagnetite ore, before transporting to the Tivan Processing Facility (TPF) located at Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct (MASDP).

Using a combination of pyrometallurgical and novel hydrometallurgical processes, the TPF will selectively extract and refine the beneficiated vanadiferous titanomagnetite feedstock to produce vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) flake, a titanium sulphate pigment plant feedstock and a high purity iron oxide product.

Initial scoping study for the project is being undertaken, and a clear timeline for delivery of the engineering phases has been identified; Prefeasibility in 2024, Feasibility in 2025 and Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) to support final investment decision (FID) in 2026.

In parallel and in support of the delivery of key engineering phases, Tivan Limited intends to construct and operate a Pilot Plant Facility at East Arm, Darwin. Works will involve Technical Due Diligence, Engineering Design, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning, and Operation. Construction of the Pilot plant is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2024, with initial operations concluding in 2026.

Preliminary scopes of work required as part of the pilot plant project include:

Ore Extraction:

  • Contractor Extraction/transportation of Ore
  • Preparation of concentrate


  • Clearing & Grubbing
  • Bulk Earthworks
  • Stormwater Drainage
  • Underground Services
  • Roads & Kerbs
  • Hard Landscaping
  • Gates & Fencing
  • Signage
  • Concrete Supply
  • Reinforcement Supply
  • Concrete Installation

Non-Process Infrastructure:

  • Steel Framed Buildings
  • Demountable Buildings
  • Building Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Fitout
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems
  • Data and Communication Systems
  • Fire protection and Security Systems
  • Building Compliance Certification
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Mobile Handling Equipment
  • Overhead Travelling Cranes
  • Diesel Generators
  • Diesel Fuel Tanks
  • Water Tanks
  • Air Compressors
  • Air Separation Units
  • Cooling Water Units

Process Infrastructure:

  • Rotary Kiln and Cooler
  • Bulk Handling Equipment
  • Conveyors
  • Silos & Storage Bins
  • Hoppers, Chutes and Platework
  • Slurring Equipment
  • Pumps
  • Piping
  • Valves
  • Agitators
  • Tanks
  • Burners
  • Driers
  • Ventilation & Ductwork
  • Scrubbing Systems
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Hydrocyclones
  • Filter Presses
  • Evaporation Units
  • Water Treatment units
  • Electrical distribution systems
  • Instrumentation and control systems


  • Gases, Fuels and Lubricants Supply
  • Chemicals Supply (incl Sulfuric and Hydrochloric acids)
  • Limestone Supply
  • Dry and Wet Hire Cranage
  • Labour Hire
  • Training and Assessment
  • Medicals, triage and emergency services
  • Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing Supply
  • Transport Services
  • Equipment and Vehicle hire
  • Waste Collection and Disposal
  • Site Security

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