Veröffentlichungsdatum: 24 September 2019
Projektträger – zwischengeschaltetes Finanzinstitut
The project will finance the production of battery grade lithium hydroxid. It also include successive development and mining of five open pit and underground pegmatite mines, a concentrator plant to produce spodumene (a lithium-aluminum-silicate) concentrate and a hydro-metallurgical processing plant to produce battery grade lithium hydroxide with a nominal capacity of 12 500 t/a.
The product is intended as a high-grade lithium hydroxide mainly for the Li-ion battery cell manufacturing industry in Europe.
- Industrie - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren
Vorgeschlagene EIB-Finanzierung (voraussichtlicher Betrag)
EUR 80 million
Gesamtkosten (voraussichtlicher Betrag)
EUR 314 million
The project concerns capital investments for the mining of lithium-rich rock deposits and for the processing into high purity lithium hydroxide, falling under the EIA Directive 2014/52/EU amending the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive 2011/92/EU. All environmental, health and safety issues including environmental and operational authorisations will be reviewed during the due diligence process.
The promoter has been assessed by the EIB as being a private company not being subject to EU rules on public procurement or concessions . However, if after the project appraisal, the EIB were to conclude that the promoter is after all subject to EU public procurement legislation, then the Bank would require the promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project will be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation with publication of tender notices in the EU Official Journal, as and where required.
In Prüfung - 30/07/2019
Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).