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$400m lithium processing facility in Kwinana waits for construction go-ahead


Posted by Monica Gameng

A $400 million lithium plant in Kwinana has been proposed by Chinese company Tianqi Lithium – a major stakeholder of Talison Lithium. Tianqi is now seeking development assessment panel approval for the processing facility from the Western Australian Government.

A 20-hectare site will be leased by Tianqi from LandCorp for this development on Mason Road.

Once given the thumbs up, construction will being within a month and operations expected by Tianqi to start in two years 

talison_lithium._1440.jpgGreenbushes mine that will feed lithium concentrates to the Kwinana facility (source: Business News WA)

At least 161,000 tonnes of lithium concentrate will be transported by road from the Greenbushes mine to the Kwinana facility once the processing plant is completed. The site is expected to produce almost 24,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide per year.

The increasing demand for lithium, and lithium processing facilities, is in response to worldwide consumer demand for quality lithium-ion batteries in electronics and electric vehicles.

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Source: Business News WA and The Western Australian

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.