We exclusively designed and built Mt Marion, our hard rock lithium asset in the Yilgarn.
During 2018-2019, our jointly owned Mt Marion Lithium site underwent an upgrade to increase the nameplate capacity of the plant to 450,000 tonnes per annum. All spodumene concentrate produced will be a higher value product, at 6% lithium content, up from 4%. The upgrade project construction was completed during March 2019 and the plant is scheduled to ramp up to name plate capacity by mid-2019.
To cater for the increased production capability, several key non-process infrastructure items have been developed. This includes installation of long-term water security solutions, an upgrade of the main road intersection, an expansion of the LNG-fired power station and improvements to mine-site communications.
Completed construction includes the expansion of the accommodation village, bulk explosives facility and dry tailings load out facility.