Galan Lithium on track with Pond 1 construction as Glencore progresses due diligence on its US$100m offtake agreement
Special Report: Pond 1 construction as part of Galan Lithium’s Hombre Muerto West (HMW) Phase 1 lithium brine development in Argentina is almost complete, with Pond 2 construction to start before the end of the year.
The Phase 2 DFS targets 21ktpa LCE in 2026, which will be followed by Phase 3 production of 40ktpa LCE by 2028 and final Phase 4 production target of 60ktpa LCE by 2030 that will include lithium brine sourced from both HMW and Candelas.
GLN MD Juan Pablo Vargas de la Vega says HMW Phase 1 construction is tracking along as planned.
“Galan’s experienced and competent construction team are entirely focused on delivering the first HMW production phase in H1 2025 and remain enthusiastic and confident in doing so,” Vargas de la Vega says.
“The Pond 1 liner team is ready to mobilise with an expected commencement installation date in late December 2023 plus our onsite laboratory has just been commissioned for continual on-site lithium assaying as we move forward.”
GLN recently signed an offtake agreement with GLN to purchase up to 100% of the proposed lithium chloride concentrate production of Phase 1 and secure first rights to negotiate in respect of marketing and/or financing with regards to future Phase 2 expansion operations.
Glencore is undertaking due diligence of GLN’s HMW project, and if all terms are met, the deal could be worth up to a whopping US$100m on prepayment finance for the development of the brine project.
A whole raft of activities are planned for the remainder of 2023 and into the new year, including:
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