Sup­port­ing the in­dus­trial met­als sec­tor

The Australian Mining Review - - GREENBUSHES MINE -

WAVE In­ter­na­tional’s be­gin­nings in the lithium and in­dus­trial met­als sec­tor date back more than 15 years, start­ing with gen­eral engi­neer­ing ser­vices to Tal­i­son Lithium’s Green­bushes mine.

The early years at Green­bushes pro­vided a solid op­er­a­tional ground­ing for Wave’s core team and al­lowed the com­pany to grow its ca­pa­bil­ity to sup­port the devel­op­ment of the lithium chem­i­cal sup­ply chain from mine to chem­i­cal, both within Aus­tralia and in­ter­na­tion­ally.

Wave In­ter­na­tional di­rec­tor Ryan Han­ra­han said that the com­pany has sup­ported the sec­tor both in up­stream min­ing and ben­e­fi­ci­a­tion, to down­stream pro­cess­ing.

“We have de­liv­ered up­stream projects from re­source def­i­ni­tion through study, de­liv­ery and op­er­a­tions,” Mr Han­ra­han said.

“In the down­stream sec­tor we have de­liv­ered projects from study, de­sign, and con­struc­tion with a team of spe­cial­ists who have ex­pe­ri­ence in ac­tual op­er­at­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

“Wave is ac­tive in con­nect­ing in­vest­ment, projects, and cus­tomers to en­able ef­fec­tive new sup­ply into the mar­ket.”

The com­pany’s con­tri­bu­tion to the ex­pan­sion of the sup­ply chain is unique and ex­tends be­yond just tech­ni­cal ser­vices to de­vel­op­ing re­la­tion­ships with lenders, eq­uity part­ners, con­trac­tors, tech­nol­ogy providers, trad­ing houses and end users.

“It is this knowl­edge that al­lows Wave to pro­vide a strate­gic view of the in­dus­try to its clients and tai­lor pro­ject so­lu­tions,” Mr Han­ra­han said.

Wave’s ex­per­tise al­lowed the team to as­sess the best eco­nomic value from a spo­dumene pro­ject between DSO, low-grade and high-grade con­cen­trate prod­ucts, as well as a cost ben­e­fit trade-off between pro­cess­ing tech­nolo­gies.

The com­pany also as­sessed the best eco­nomic value from an in­te­grated mine and chem­i­cal fa­cil­ity between lithium car­bon­ate and lithium hy­drox­ide, con­sid­er­ing geo­graph­i­cal, tech­ni­cal and de­mand trends.

Mr Han­ra­han said that in the present mar­ket one of Wave’s most valu­able as­sets was its down­stream pro­cess­ing ca­pa­bil­ity.

“With a global trend to­wards in­te­grated re­fin­ery mod­els, Wave’s com­bined up­stream and down­stream ca­pa­bil­ity pro­vides clients a unique op­por­tu­nity to ac­cess all re­quired ex­per­tise to pro­duce a value added chem­i­cal ma­te­rial un­der one roof,” he said.

“This ex­per­tise is sup­port­ing the devel­op­ment of lithium chem­i­cal sup­ply across the ge­ogra­phies of Aus­tralia, Canada, Korea and Europe.”

More in­for­ma­tion can be found at: www.wavein­ter­na­tional.com.

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