Altura Mining Limited (ASX Code: AJM) advises that it in the coming weeks it expects to enter the pivotal process plant commissioning phase as it continues to move toward first production from its flagship Altura Lithium Project in the Pilbara.
With construction and development now at an advanced stage, Altura has appointed a Commissioning Manager to oversee the final stages and drive the commissioning plan in conjunction with project teams and construction partner Civmec. The crushing circuit is scheduled to commence commissioning in March, with the wet plant to follow in April/May, including both the Dense Media Separation (DMS) and Flotation circuits.
The recent progress has kept Altura on-track to meet its target of first lithium concentrate sales in Q2 2018.
In other plant development milestones, the majority of steel fabrication is complete and on-site, electrical installation works have commenced, the high pressure grinding rolls (HPGR) mechanical installation has been complete and 50% of conveyors are in place.
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