Mineral Resources (MRL), Neometals and Ganfeng have announced the inaugural shipment of lithium concentrates produced at their jointly owned Mt Marion Lithium Project in Western Australia.
It follows the successful commissioning and continued ramp up of production from the project, which is forecast to produce 400,000 tonnes per annum at full capacity.
The project partners told the ASX that the first shipment of 15,000 tonnes of lithium concentrates have been loaded onto the MV Pacific Venus at Port of Kwinana which departed to the Zhenjiang Port, China where it will deliver the product to Genfeng.
Commenting on the achievement, Neometals Director Chris Reed said:
“The successful first shipment from Mt Marion is a significant milestone for Neometals and our project partners, and we are proud to have been part of progressing the Project from final investment decision first shipment within 18 months,” Mr Reed said.
Mineral Resources Managing Director Chris Ellison said the inaugural shipment from Mt Marion was the result of the hard work and dedication by the construction and operations team of MRL and its JV partners.
“I also congratulate our Mt Marion partners on this important Project milestone and thank them for their continued trust and support,” he added.
Ganfeng Lithium CEO Xiaoshen Wand said:
“This is a historical moment the world class project, we highly appreciate our joint venture partners especially the team of MRL for their hard work and dedication.”