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Altech Chemicals marks key milestone towards commencing high purity alumina plant construction

The company is commencing bulk earthworks and mobilising various sub-contractors, to maintain project momentum.
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Site layout and building design have been finalised

Altech Chemicals Ltd (ASX:ATC) has submitted the development order application to local authorities for its proposed high purity alumina (HPA) plant in Johor, Malaysia, following the receipt of a land sub-title number for its site.

The company has been advised that the development order approval timeline is typically 6-8 weeks.

However, Altech is working with its contractor SMS group GmbH and local authorities for the earlier commencement of bulk earthworks and the mobilisation of various sub-contractors, to maintain project momentum.

Earlier this month, the company announced that it had finalised its HPA plant site layout and building design, a final requirement before the submission of the development order application.

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

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

Altech’s final site layout comprises three production buildings:

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

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

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

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