Albemarle Kemerton Plant

Proposal description: 

Albemarle Lithium Pty Ltd (Albemarle) is proposing to stablish the Albemarle Kemerton Plant, a Lithium hydroxide Product manufacturing plant and associated infrastructure, within the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area (KSIA), approximately 17 kilometres north-east of Bunbury.

The Albemarle Kemerton Plant will produce up to 100,000 tonne per annum (tpa) of lithium hydroxide monohydrate (Lithium Hydroxide Product)  from five 20,000 tpa process trains and produce up to 1,100,000 tpa of tailings.

The construction of these trains will be staged over the next ten years with construction of the first trains planned to commence in 2018.  The plant will process spodumene ore concentrate supplied from the Talison mine in Greenbushes, the biggest source of spodumene ore concentrate in the southern hemisphere.

Assessment Number: 
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Last updated: 
20 February 2018
Current Status: 
Decision on whether to assess has been published
Decision on whether to assess has been published