Engineering report near for TECH plant
The work includes two major engineering plant design packages for the processing of laterite ore to produce a mixed hydroxide precipitate (MHP) and refining of the MHP to produce battery-grade nickel and cobalt sulphate.
The company said progress was also being made in other aspects of the project pre-feasibility study such as infrastructure, logistics and environmental studies.
The update was included in the company’s annual report.
A site within the Lansdown Industrial Precinct, 40km west of Townsville, has been selected for the $415 million battery chemicals plant.
Pure Minerals, through subsidiary Queensland Pacific Metals, plans to source nickel-cobalt ore from New Caledonia.
TECH would have a throughput of about 600,000 wet tonnes of ore per annum to produce about 25,400 tonnes per annum of nickel sulphate and 3000 tonnes of cobalt sulphate.