Exciting Developments at Latrobe Magnesium

We’re thrilled to share with you the exciting developments at Latrobe Magnesium (LMG), where we’re leading the way in sustainable magnesium production. Our vision to create the world's first low-cost, low-emission and environmentally sustainable Magnesium metal production plant in Latrobe Valley, Victoria, Australia, in 2023 is fast becoming a reality. Committed to transforming the way we produce magnesium, we can't wait to update you on our progress with our new blog!

Demonstration Plant Progress of Civil and Fabrication work

We are very pleased with the progress being made inside and outside the Demonstration Plant by our civil contractor Stirloch. 70% of the civil works are in the first construction package issued to Stirloch, a local contractor, which covers the ash handling, leaching, impurity removal, spray roaster, and reduction furnace areas.

Excellent fabrication work on the reduction furnace is being done by the Major Furnace Australia team. The first reduction furnace module is starting to be assembled, and we’re excited to see the remaining modules fabricated, constructed and installed on-site in the coming months.

Stage 3  - 100,000 tpa Plant Project Site Visit

In January 2023, LMG visited Saudi Arabia and Oman, followed shortly after by Malaysia to gather more information on the potential site location for the 100,000 tpa plant.

Earlier this month, the LMG Board made a final decision and chose Sarawak State, Malaysia for the mega-plant location with the PFS–B Study proceeding as planned.

Magnesium Fun Fact!

Did you know that electric pickup trucks and SUVs weigh up to twice as much as their petrol or diesel equivalents? The National Transportation Safety Board in the US is investigating the potential impact of the heavier weight in collisions. The need for lighter- weight materials, such as Magnesium, to be used in manufacturing and lightweight vehicles is growing. Read more here.

As we gear up to become the first magnesium producer in Australia in 2023, we’re grateful for your support and interest in the LMG vision. Let's work together to spread the word and create a more sustainable future for us all by sharing our blog with your friends and colleagues.

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