On May 26, 2023, the Sichuan delegation investigated Tianqi’s lithium hydroxide plant in Kwinana, Perth. Jiang Weiping, the founder and chairman of Tianqi Lithium, HA Frank Chun Shing, the director and president of Tianqi Lithium, and Raj Surendran, the president of Tianqi Australia Energy Company, warmly welcomed the Sichuan delegation and provided them with an in-depth introduction to the production and operation of the Kwinana manufacturing base, including raw material supply, technical advantages, and product sales.
Picture | May 26, 2023, the Sichuan delegation investigated Tianqi’s lithium hydroxide plant in Kwinana, Perth.
Tianqi Lithium Australia Hydroxide Production Plant is located in the Kwinana Industrial Area of Western Australia. The construction of the plant began in 2016 and was completed in two phases. The first phase project was the automatic battery-grade lithium hydroxide plant, which was put into operation as the first one in the world. It has completed commissioning in 2022 and achieved commercial production capacity. The main construction of the second production line has been mostly completed, and each production line is planned to have an annual production capacity of 24,000 tons of battery-grade lithium hydroxide.
Since its establishment and operation, the Kwinana Plant has focused on the company’s development and promoted the economic and trade cooperation between China and Australia. Also, it has attached great importance to practicing ESG concepts in Australia, deeply participated in local community development, actively fulfilled social responsibilities, and vigorously promoted global green and sustainable development.
Tianqi Lithium's lithium salt plant in Australia has opened a new chapter in the development of Australia's lithium industry. Following Tianqi Lithium, companies such as Albemarle from the United States and SQM from Chile have also invested in and built lithium salt plants in Western Australia.
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