Tianqi Lithium Energy Australia
INVESTMENT IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA AS A KEY GLOBAL SUPPLIER OF LITHIUM SPECIALTY CHEMICALS
Tianqi Lithium Corporation (Tianqi) and its joint venture partner IGO Limited (IGO) have invested more than one billion Australian dollars to construct the lithium hydroxide plant at Kwinana.
The Kwinana Plant manufactures lithium hydroxide monohydrate (LHM) from spodumene, a lithium bearing ore, sourced exclusively from the Talison Lithium mine in Greenbushes, 250kms south of Kwinana.
At full capacity the plant will produce 24,000 tonnes of battery grade lithium hydroxide per annum. A second production train is planned.
About 900 local jobs were created during construction, with 200 people employed to operate the plant. Hundreds more will be required during the train 2 construction project.