International Graphite has selected the preferred site for its proposed graphite battery anode material (BAM) facility at the former coal mining city of Collie in Western Australia.
The Company has signed an exclusive non-binding memorandum of understanding to negotiate a lease over approximately 20 hectares of privately owned land in the Coolangatta industrial precinct (pictured, five kilometres north-east of the Collie town centre.
Managing Director and CEO Andrew Worland said securing the land was a significant milestone in the development of the proposed facility and follows the release last month of a scoping study for the new plant.
Worland said: “The land is cleared, well served by sealed roads and civil infrastructure, with ample space to accommodate our initial design and future expansion plans
“Most importantly, it is only metres from the existing power network which gives us the opportunity to purchase energy at the lowest possible transmission cost.”
Collie is at the heart of the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) – Western Australia’s primary power generation system.
The site has sufficient area to consider installation of a solar facility.
Erlier this month, the Western Australian Government announced it would install one of the world’s biggest batteries at Collie to be operational before the end of 2025.
Picture: International Graphite Chief Financial Officer Robert Hodby (left) and CEO Andrew Worland
view the Coolangatta industrial precinct