The proposal is to construct and operate a commercial scale HIsmelt Process Plant at Kwinana in Western Australia. The plant will be located at the site currently occupied by the existing HIsmelt Research and Development Facility (HRDF) within the northern portion of the Kwinana Industrial Area (KIA), 40km south of Perth.
The Stage 1 plant will initially produce around 820,000 tonnes per annum of pig iron. If the Stage 1 plant is found to be technically and commercially viable, the proponent proposes to install an additional iron-making plant (i.e. the Stage 2 plant) to double production to around 1.64 million tonnes per annum of pig iron.