Talison Lithium Australia Pty Ltd plans to expand the existing Greenbushes Lithium processing operations to increase the production of lithium mineral concentrates from the operation.
The mine is located immediately south of the town of Greenbushes, approximately 250 km south east of Perth, Western Australia.
The proposed expansion will involve construction of;
- a crushing facility that will incorporate a two-stage crushing and screening circuit capable of crushing 1,000tph of Run of Mine (ROM) feed to produce 4.8Mtpa of fine ore; and
- a wet processing plant capable of processing 2.4Mtpa of fine ore at a design throughput rate of 300tph, to produce Spodumene concentrate grading 6.0% Li2O.
Lithium mineral concentrates from the operation will continue to be transported to the Ports of Bunbury and Fremantle (limited volumes) for export as per current arrangements, and will also supply the Tianqi Lithium Process Plant under construction in Kwinana, and the Albemarle Lithium Process Plant under construction in the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area north of Bunbury.
Talison Lithium have engaged MSP Engineering to undertake Front End Engineering Design for the project. A Target Cost Estimate contract will be entered into to deliver a turnkey project, covering all aspects of construction including study, design, procurement, earthworks, concrete, structural steel erection, mechanical installation, piping, electrical wiring, instrument installation and commissioning up to first ore throughput.
The Project will create approximately 300 jobs during the construction phase and will significantly increase the number of employees for the operational phase when full production is reached. Talison will seek to employ locally, where possible, for the Mine. Staff are required to reside within a 30-minute drive of the mine site, living in the nearby towns of Greenbushes, Balingup, Bridgetown and Donnybrook. Talison has an active presence in the community and is consulting closely with stakeholders in relation to the expansion plans.SHOW LESS