Canada Lithium to resume product shipments by end of October

04 October 2013 14:49  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS)--Canada Lithium expects to resume lithium carbonate shipments to Chinese commodities trader Tewoo-ERDC by the end of October, the Canadian firm said in an update on Friday.

The company in August suspended commissioning of its lithium process plant at Val d'Or, Quebec, to undertake maintenance and install upgrades.

Canada Lithium said on Friday that the upgrades to the facility’s carbon dioxide process have been completed and lithium carbonate product currently in the system would be processed through a new circuit.

“The commissioning of the hydro-metallurgical circuit is ongoing, including the sulphate, neutralisation, lithium carbonate and purification circuits,” it said.

Meanwhile, mining operations at Val d'Or were continuing at reduced levels, it added.

Canada Lithium recently sealed a five-year off-take agreement to supply Tewoo-ERDC (Tianjin Products and Energy Resources Development Co) with a minimum of 12,000 tonnes/year of battery-grade lithium carbonate. Lithium carbonate is used in lithium-ion batteries.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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