Liontown Resources has announced that it has secured a Port Services and Access Agreement with the Mid West Ports Authority (MWPA) which will facilitate the export of lithium spodumene concentrate from Liontown’s Kathleen Valley Project.
The concentrate will be exported via the Port of Geraldton to global tier-one offtake partners LG Energy Solution, Tesla and Ford Motor Company.
Receipt of Ministerial approval of the Port Services and Access Agreement represents the final link in securing Liontown’s supply chain for the export of lithium ore from the Kathleen Valley Project. The agreement is for an initial ten years, with extension options for a further ten years and three years respectively, aligned to the expected mine life of the Kathleen Valley Project.
Liontown is partnering with Qube Holdings to provide road transportation and port-side storage management services to enable the controlled transfer of product directly onto MWPA’s automated ship loading infrastructure. The integrated pit-to-port logistics solution will provide industry leading safety systems for trucking high volumes of bulk material safely by road and onto ocean going vessels.
Liontown’s Managing Director and CEO, Tony Ottaviano, said that Western Australian Minister for Ports, David Michael’s, approval of the port agreement represents the final step in securing a supply chain to export lithium ore from Kathleen Valley.
“The Port of Geraldton is a world-class facility with future growth aspirations, and Liontown is pleased to support the diversification of critical minerals exports out of the port for at least the next 20 years,” Mr Ottaviano said.
“We thank the Mid West Ports Authority for their support and look forward to exporting material from mid 2024.”