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CSI Mining Services wins new lithium crushing contract

We’re pleased to announce that CSI Mining Services has been awarded a 10-year crushing services contract by Core Lithium for the Finniss Lithium Project in the Northern Territory.

CSI has a strong track record of safely providing industry leading crushing, screening and processing solutions for some of the world’s largest mining companies. This contract represents an exciting opportunity for CSI to build a new relationship with Core Lithium, Australia’s next lithium producer, and play a key role in the Northern Territory’s first lithium mine.

With demand for electric vehicles and energy storage soaring because of the global decarbonisation push, CSI is pleased to contribute its lithium crushing expertise to a project that will produce high-grade and high-quality spodumene concentrate needed for batteries. The Finniss contract bolsters CSI’s existing lithium crushing portfolio, making it the dominant crushing contractor in hard rock lithium processing.

Mineral Resources Chief Executive – Mining Services, Mike Grey, said lithium was the most important commodity in supporting global decarbonisation and CSI Mining Services was delighted to bring its expertise in lithium crushing and processing to a valued new client.

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to be involved in Core’s flagship Finniss project, which will become the Northern Territory’s first lithium mine,” Mike said.

“In line with Finniss’ status as a residentially based project, the crushing contract award will enable CSI to help generate local jobs and support the local economy.”

CSI will supply, install and operate a relocatable crushing and screening plant, which has been designed to comfortably achieve Core Lithium’s required Finniss production rate of 1.2Mtpa. CSI’s construction team is expected to start mobilising in June 2022 and be ready to commence operations in line with Core’s target for Finniss to begin producing during the final quarter of 2022.

The contract is CSI’s second project in the Northern Territory and builds on the success of the crushing services work being carried out at Newmont’s Tanami gold mine.