Albemarle begins earthworks Australian Kemerton project

Albemarle begins earthworks for Australian Kemerton project

4:43 AM, 3rd January 2019
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CHARLOTTE, US: Albemarle Corporation announced that it has begun earthworks at the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area, in Western Australia. This is for the construction of the company's Kemerton lithium hydroxide (LiOH) conversion site.

Albemarle recently received the required environmental approval from the Australian federal and state government for the Kemerton plant.

"The site earthworks at Kemerton today are on track with our projections. Achieving this milestone underscores our commitment and confidence in developing LiOH operations in Western Australia and in our overall strategy to drive significant shareholder value and meet our customers' demands," said Eric Norris, Albemarle President, Lithium.

As previously disclosed, the Kemerton plant would have an initial capacity of 60,000 metric tons of LiOH with an ability to expand to 100,000 metric tons over time.

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