Beyondie Sulphate Of Potash Project
Kalium Lakes Limited is an Australian, publicly listed (ASX:KLL) exploration and development company, focused on developing the Beyondie Sulphate Of Potash Project in Western Australia with the aim of producing Sulphate of Potash (SOP), a high yield, premium fertiliser, for both domestic and international markets. There is currently no SOP production in Australia.
The Beyondie SOP Project comprises 16 granted exploration licences, two mining leases and several miscellaneous licence covering an area of approximately 1,800 square kilometres. This sub-surface brine deposit will supply an evaporation and processing operation located 160 kilometres south east of Newman.
The Project is on schedule to achieve first production in September 2021 and aims to deliver steady state production of least 100ktpa of SOP before potentially increasing throughput up to 120ktpa.
An initial mine life of between 30-50 years is anticipated for a project designed to be a low cost, long life and high margin producer.
Harvesting and Processing Plant Trials March – May 2018
The Company continues the development of its 100% owned Beyondie Sulphate of Potash Project in Western Australia.
At the end of the March 2021 quarter the overall project was 85% complete and on track to achieve first production, as planned, in September 2021.
In May 2021 the Company announced that it had successfully completed the commissioning of the Project’s 7.5MW Power Station. Following on-site performance testing, each of the three 2.5MW gas engines and its associated equipment is fully operational, with all necessary operating licences and permits in place.
Construction of the standard grade SOP plant is now in the final stages, with the focus of construction activities for this part of the plant now shifting to piping, electrical and instrumentation works. Erection of the granular SOP plant has also commenced and is on schedule to be completed when the first standard grade SOP is ready for granulation.
More than 93,000 tonnes of contained SOP has been pumped from the bore field and trenches into the primary evaporation ponds since 2019. Harvesting of the potassium salts is in progress with those salts being transferred to the ROM pad in preparation for commissioning and commencement of production.
10 Mile Lake Pump Testing
Trial Evaporation Ponds – Crystallisation Time Lapse