07 February 2013 14:08 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS)--Nemaska Lithium will proceed with building phase I of a lithium hydroxide and carbonate plant at Salaberry-de-Valleyfield near ?xml:namespace>
Nemaska said it expects the $25m phase I, with maximum production of 500 tonnes/year, to be completed towards the end of 2013. Production is expected to begin in January 2014.
In a second phase, Nemaska plans to build a larger lithium hydroxide and carbonate plant at Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, it added.
“We will benefit from the experience of running and operating our plant on a smaller scale, gaining invaluable know-how as we construct and design the larger commercial facility,” said CEO Guy Bourassa.
Last October, Nemaska’s agreed an off-take deal to supply lithium hydroxide to Phostech Lithium, a Canadian subsidiary Switzerland-based specialty chemicals major Clariant.
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