Commercial spodumene production declared in March 2019!
August 17, 2017
Altura is pleased to provide the following update on the Pilgangoora Lithium Project:
The manufacture of the Crushing and Screening Plant is complete with the final shipment to leave China in mid-August. The Cone Crusher, Pan Feeder, Magnet and Rock Breaker have already been received and are presently in storage at Welshpool, WA.
The High Pressure Grinding Roll (HPGR) has been collected from its storage facility and is awaiting delivery to site.
The Ball Mill is ready for collection from CITIC in China. This equipment will be consolidated with the apron feeder from Metso and will be delivered straight to Port Hedland in September.
The concrete pour on site continues, and is now 40% complete, which equates to approximately 2,000 m3 of concrete (see Figure 1 overleaf for the pour on the Ball Mill Foundation).
The manufacture of the DMS modules, Conveyors, Screens and Thickeners has been completed, and is to be consolidated in a single shipment from Durban, for delivery direct to Port Hedland in September 2017.
The first major structural steel and platework orders have been completed. The steelwork is to be fabricated by Civmec in Henderson, WA.
The Pumps from Weir Consolidated have arrived from China, and are currently in a storage facility located at Kewdale, WA.
The electrical Motor Control Centres (MCCs) are being constructed by Powins in Perth, and assembly is well underway. The transformers have been delivered to site for integration into the Switchroom buildings.
The Detailed design of the process plant has also recently been completed by Altura’s in-house team, and the contracted design engineers, DRA.
The numbers at the Accommodation Camp exceeded 200 for most of July, and are projected to be over 250 by the end of August.