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Altech Chemicals finalises site layout and building design for high purity alumina plant

The final design will be the basis for the submission of a development order application and the start of stage 1 construction.
production buildings
The final site layout comprises three production buildings

Altech Chemicals Ltd (ASX:ATC) (FRA:A3Y) has finalised and locked the site layout and building design for its proposed Malaysian high purity alumina (HPA) plant.

The final layout and design incorporates results from the recently completed site geotechnical survey and feedback from pre-construction consultation meetings between EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor SMS group GmbH, local authorities, and Malaysian permitting consultant WKL & Associates.

The final design is the basis for the submission of a development order application and the commencement of stage 1 construction.

HPA plant final building layout

The final site layout comprises three production buildings:

• Building 1: Kaolin beneficiation
• Building 2: Leach & neutralisation
• Building 3: HPA production & HCL (hydrochloric acid) recycle plant

The HPA production buildings have been laid at the site in Johor, Malaysia to closely reflect the order of the kaolin to HPA chemical process illustrated in Altech’s process flow sheet.

READ: Altech Chemicals granted patent for its unique high purity alumina production process

Altech managing director Iggy Tan said “the HPA plant site layout and building designs are of the highest calibre.

“Naturally, the designs are to international standard and of a quality expected from our appointed German EPC contractor SMS group.

“The next step of project development is application for a development order from local authorities.”

READ: Altech Chemicals' high-purity alumina attractive to Asian battery markets

Tan added: “We are currently waiting for a land sub-title number (PTD number) to be issued for the ~4HA site, so that the development order can be submitted.

“Once the development order is issued, the staged mobilisation of various sub-contractors, most of which are Johor based, will commence.”

The final site layout also comprises of four ancillary buildings:

• Administration and process
• Workshop and stores
• Guardhouse and first aid
• Electrical substation

Administration and process building

The administration and process building will be the central location for plant operational management and administration.

Included in the administration wing is a conference room, training rooms, meeting rooms and lunchroom facilities.

The process wing will be the location for the site’s central control room, from where the operation of the entire HPA plant will be monitored and managed.

In addition, the process wing will accommodate the site’s laboratory; process control and programming engineers; operator change rooms; and will also have separate lunchroom facilities.

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