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FYI Resources appoints engineering provider for HPA project

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FYI Resources has appointed an engineering services contract for the high purity alumina (HPA) demonstration plant it is developing in Western Australia with its partner, Alcoa.

The company has appointed Hatch Engineering as an engineering services provider to support work on studies for the demonstration plant, which follows the successful operation of a pilot plant (pictured).

High purity alumina is used in lithium-ion battery separators, and in synthetic sapphire to manufacture substrates for LED lights and semiconductor wafers used in the electronics industry

FYI plans a kaolin mine and processing at Cadoux, WA and an HPA production plant at Kwinana south of Perth.

FYI said other activities were continuing with the design and technology workstream, including the integration of ancillary HPA technologies.

FYI managing director Roland Hill said Hatch, a multi-nationalk group employing 9,000, was the most suitable of six applicants to provide the specialised engineering needed.

Hill said: “Hatch’s appointment is a significant step in the development of the HPA project as proposed under FYI’s definitive feasibility study.”

Picture: FYI Resources

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