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 2017.

HPA Facility Timeline*

FROM Q1 2017
  • Supplier-related calcination system deficiencies being addressed
Q4 2017
  • Start of commercial production of HPA
Q1 2018
  • Ramp up production of HPA to 3 tpd
H1 2018
  • HPA 5 tpd capacity: Detailed engineering and cost estimates
  • Waste monetization: Preliminary engineering for conversion to chloride-based technology
Q3 2018
  • 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.

 

*: Subject to raising adequate financing