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Queensland Pacific Metals

Feb 23, 2021
Townsville skills fit the bill for TECH jobs

Townsville skills fit the bill for TECH jobs

Queensland Pacific Metals chief executive officer Stephen Grocott says former Queensland Nickel workers would have the skills to walk right into a job at the new TECH battery chemicals plant. Townsville’s skilled workforce was among the city’s big selling points when it came to selecting a site for the plant, which will process nickel laterite ore… ...

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Feb 22, 2021
TECH developer confirms major plant expansion

TECH developer confirms major plant expansion

Queensland Pacific Metals is doubling the scale of its planned Townsville battery chemicals plant, with construction due to start next year. The company has formally committed to expanding the TECH project to process 1.2 – 1.5 million wet tpa ore, at least twice the capacity contemplated in the pre-feasibility study. The plant will produce nickel… ...

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Feb 03, 2021
Loan to accelerate TECH plant studies

Loan to accelerate TECH plant studies

TECH battery materials plant proponent Queensland Pacific Metals has secured a $1 million loan to advance technical work and start its definitive feasibility study. The company is continuing pilot plant work in Perth to lay the groundwork for its planned manufacturing facility at Townsville’s Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct. The key battery chemicals to be produced by… ...

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Nov 24, 2020
Land deal sets scene for TECH plant progress

Land deal sets scene for TECH plant progress

A planned $550 million-plus Townsville battery materials plant is a step closer with Queensland Pacific Metals formally securing the project site. The company, a subsidiary of Pure Minerals, has entered into a binding reservation deed with Townsville City Council for the land in theLansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct. “The reservation deed secures the TECH (Townsville Energy Chemicals… ...

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Sep 16, 2020
TECH looks to ‘zero waste’ outcome for NQ plant

TECH looks to ‘zero waste’ outcome for NQ plant

Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub proponents have entered a memorandum of understanding with James Cook University for work hoped to see the project become world’s first ‘zero waste’ nickel /cobalt production facility. Pure Minerals subsidiary Queensland Pacific Metals said the initial focus of the research program would be the leach residue produced at the planned battery… ...

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Jul 27, 2020
Sun Metals and TECH team up in iron oxide study

Sun Metals and TECH team up in iron oxide study

Townsville zinc refinery operator Sun Metals and the proponents of the planned TECH battery chemical plant will investigate the potential to sell a joint iron oxide product. Pure Minerals’ TECH (Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub) project is expected to produce 327,000 tonnes per annum of high-grade iron oxide (haematite) as a co-product of processing nickel laterite… ...

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Nov 12, 2019
Bowen Basin gas deal for NQ battery chemicals plant

Bowen Basin gas deal for NQ battery chemicals plant

A planned $415 million battery chemicals plant in Townsville will be powered by gas from the Bowen Basin under an agreement announced today. Blue Energy has signed a non-binding MOU with Queensland Pacific Metals, the proponents of the Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub (TECH) project. The news comes one month after Blue Energy signed an MOU… ...

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Jul 25, 2019
Land deal for Townsville battery chemicals plant

Land deal for Townsville battery chemicals plant

A site in the Lansdown Industrial Precinct at Woodstock has been earmarked to build a $415 million battery chemicals plant. Pure Minerals says it has secured a conditional commitment from Townsville City Council for the land for the TECH (Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub) Project. The area, 40km west of Townsville, is being rezoned as a… ...

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