The board’s decision will see Mardie become the first new solar salt operation in Western Australia in almost 25 years, and the first to produce salt and sulfate of potash (SOP) from seawater.
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Western Australia's Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation will provide project facilitation assistance to the project.
Weir Minerals is providing both primary and secondary concentrate screens which will be used for the granulometric separation in the initial phase of the crushing, grinding and desliming processes.
The proceeds will be used to fund the purchase of long-lead items and other site infrastructure, including power supply, at the company’s Muga Potash Project.
The microgrid for the Lake Wells sulfate of potash project will be developed in a staged approach, with the thermal component to be completed within circa 15 months of Australian Potash making a final investment decision.
The northern embankment trial construction at BCI Minerals' salt and potash project in Western Australia is nearing completion.
Under the MoU, the Port confirms the availability of sufficient port capacity for up to 700 000 tpy of muriate of potash and salt.