Strategen assists WA Lithium on new refinery
4 May 2018
WA Lithium on the back of WA Government support, announced their decision to proceed with plans to build a new lithium refinery in Kwinana (available here).
Strategen worked closely with WA Lithium, leading the site selection assessment and environmental screening review of refinery alternatives for the joint venture between Kidman Resources Limited and Sociedad Química y Minera on the proposed Earl Grey Lithium Mine.
Working with WA Lithium and LandCorp, Strategen evaluated the approval strategy for a number of potential sites, including the site at Kwinana and assisted WA Lithium identify potential risks and opportunities at each site, and led workshops to help define the preferred alternative.
Construction on the refinery is expected to start mid 2019 producing around 40,000 tonnes per annum of lithium carbonate and/or lithium hydroxide and will create more than 400 jobs.
Image credit: Kidman Resources