A unique integrated Battery Chemicals Complex
Battery Chemicals Complex
Our Battery Chemicals Complex is being developed as a midstream and downstream hub for diversification and geopolitical alignment of supply chains for electric vehicle and battery cell manufacturers (OEMs) in growth markets in the UK, Europe and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Complex will be built in Yanbu Industrial City in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Yanbu provides a strategic location adjacent to a deep-water port on the Red Sea and is ideally situated for importing raw materials and exporting battery chemicals to target markets. The Battery Chemicals Complex comprises staged development and expansions of a Lithium Chemicals Plant and a Nickel Chemicals Plant, with the potential to include a Cathode Active Materials Plant.
Producing high purity battery chemicals
Our Battery Chemicals Complex will produce high purity chemicals containing lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese and other essential metals.
We are fast tracking the staged development and expansion of the Complex to with an initial two processing trains in the Lithium Chemicals Plant to produce 50,000 tpa of Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate (LHM) commencing construction in 2024. There is the capacity to add up to four further trains taking total production capacity up to 150,000 tpa of LHM. The Nickel Chemicals Plant will initially comprise of one train to produce 150,000 tpa of Nickel Sulphate Hexahydrate (NSH), plus Cobalt Sulphate Heptahydrate (CSH) and Manganese Sulphate Monohydrate (MSM). This can scale to 3 trains which would take combined production capacity to 450,000 tpa of NSH.