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Pilbara Minerals to install TOMRA technology in lithium sorting plant

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TOMRA Mining’s experience in the design and installation of large-scale ore sorting plants, as well as its collaborative approach, was the key to the successful design of the world’s largest lithium sorting plant. The installation has already started and is expected to reach completion in late 2023.

Pilbara Minerals to install TOMRA technology in lithium sorting plant

Pilbara Minerals owns the world’s largest, independent hard-rock lithium mine. It is located in Western Australia and produces a spodumene and tantalite concentrate. By pursuing a growth strategy to become a sustainable, low-cost lithium producer, the company has become a major player in the rapidly growing lithium supply chain. This investment will ensure the expansion of its large-scale operation in order to meet the increasing demand for lithium driven by sustainable energy technologies, such as electric vehicles and energy storage.

Dale Henderson, Managing Director and CEO, Pilbara Minerals, comments:

“This new facility to be constructed at our Pilgangoora Project will be the world’s largest lithium mineral ore sorting plant. TOMRA’s experience in large global sorting installations, innovative technology, and ability to provide local support were significant factors in our decision to work with them. From the start, the TOMRA team has been working side by side with us and our engineering partner DRA Global to deliver this important project.”

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