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Approved $400m lithium plant in Kwinana to create up to 500 jobs


Posted by Monica Gameng

The proposed $400 million lithium processing plant in Kwinana has been given the go-ahead by the Liberal National Government. West Perth-based MSP Engineering was also announced as the head contractor after leading the feasibility study for the project.

According to State Development Minister Bill Marmion, the project is expecting to create up to 500 jobs during the two-year construction phase as well as more than 115 jobs once the processing plant is operational.

Construction is expected to commence within the next two months and completed by late-2018 according to Phil Thick, Tianqi Lithium Australia’s General Manager.

“Tianqi’s lithium plant ticks a lot of boxes for Western Australia and is set to become a significant contributor to the State’s economy.

“Building the plant here in WA will create construction and production jobs; it adds value to the minerals before they are exported; it encourages innovation and the production process is safe and environmentally sound,” Mr Thick said.

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Source:Business News WA and Government of Western Australia Media Statements

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

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