PERTH (miningweekly.com) - Lithium miner Galaxy Resources on Thursday reported that its Jiangsu lithium carbonate project, in China, remained on track for commissioning by the end of the fourth quarter.
The miner said that by the end of October, the project was 91% complete.
“We continue to make good progress at Jiangsu and remain on track to commission and complete the project in accordance with our stated schedule and budget,” said MD Iggy Tan on Thursday.
“In addition to the timetable achievements, the Jiangsu construction site continues to maintain its safety record of no lost time injuries. In fact, the company has now recorded four years with no lost time injuries across all operations, including Mount Caittlin and Jiangsu, which is a great achievement, particularly as we have 840 contractors on site at Jiangsu during day shift, and up to 230 during night shift.”
The Jiangsu plant was expected to produce some 17 000 t/y of lithium carbonate once in full production and would be one of the largest plants in China converting hard rock lithium mineral concentrates into lithium compounds and chemicals.
Tan said on Thursday that some units at the back end of the plant, including the packaging plant and microniser, were already mechanically complete and handed over to Galaxy for commissioning.
He noted that the installation of electrical and control cables were under way, and the lithium carbonate production building and purification unit was due to be handed over in the coming weeks.