Mackay Sulphate of Potash
Agrimin Limited is a Western Australian based minerals company and is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: AMN). Agrimin has 100% ownership of the large-scale Mackay Sulphate of Potash (SOP) Project located in Western Australia.
Primero has been engaged by Agrimin to undertake the definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the process plant and extended non-process infrastructure for the Mackay SOP Project.
FEASIBILITY | DESIGN
The Mackay Sulphate of Potash (SOP) Project comprises twelve tenements covering a total area of 4,370 square kilometres spanning Lake Mackay, which is the world’s largest undeveloped SOP-bearing Salt Lake.
Scope of Work
Primero has been retained by Agrimin to undertake the definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the process plant and extended non-process infrastructure for the Mackay SOP Project.
The project will utilise a network of shallow trenches to extract brine from only the top 3 metres of the Salt Lake. A network of brine extraction trenches will be constructed and will feed brine into a series of solar evaporation ponds where SOP bearing salts will be precipitated. Wet salts containing high-grade SOP will be pumped to a process plant as to produce 426,000tpa of dry product.
Given the unique attributes of the project optimising plant constructability and operability remains a key priority of the study. In addition to the DFS Primero services have been retained to provide preliminary design services for the raw water borefield and additional balance of plant.