In Cap-Chat, Orbite is currently working on the completion of its three tonnes per day high purity alumina (HPA) production plant. In addition to producing HPA, once converted to the Company’s chloride process, the facility will play a key role in the technical realization of the Company’s waste monetization and commodity minerals initiatives.

The Company expects the start of commercial production in Q4 2016.

HPA Facility Timeline

FROM Q4 2016
  • Start of commercial production of HPA
IN 2017
  • Ramp up production of HPA to 3 tpd
  • HPA 5 tpd capacity: Preliminary engineering and cost estimates
  • Waste monetization: Preliminary engineering for conversion of alumina extraction
  • Decision to prioritize HPA plant expansion to 5 tpd capacity or conversion of the HPA plant’s extraction unit to multiple feedstocks including aluminous clays, red mud, fly ash and mine tailings.