Integrated Battery Material Facility

Kwinana, Western Australia

We have partnered with IGO Limited to jointly evaluate the technical, commercial and economic feasibility of developing Australia’s first downstream nickel processing facility in Kwinana, Western Australia. By developing additional downstream processing capability domestically, this partnership will make Western Australia an increasingly relevant jurisdiction in the global battery supply chain.

Together with IGO, we have secured 30 hectares of land in the Kwinana-Rockingham Strategic Industrial Area to integrate a downstream nickel refinery with a plant producing high-value nickel dominant precursor cathode active material (PCAM) for the battery supply chain.

The project will combine IGO’s disruptive nickel refining technology with PCAM production expertise via a low-cost and low-carbon process and will represent the first commercial production of PCAM in Australia.

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Integrated Battery Material Facility

Ontario, Canada

Over the course of its mine life, our Eagle’s Nest Project can supply 20 years of high-grade nickel product, representing an integral, onshoring source of critical minerals to Canadian industry.

In Ontario, Canada, the deposit is a cornerstone for developing additional downstream processing capability and establishing the province as a globally significant producer of battery materials.

We have committed CA$25 million toward feasibility studies into building a nickel processing facility in Ontario, leveraging our experience in Australia to build Canada’s first integrated battery materials facility.

By 2030, the world’s demand for nickel is forecast to exceed supply, but nickel discoveries are becoming increasingly scarce; there have only been four new nickel discoveries globally in the past decade. This demand is only intensifying in Canada, where construction is underway for three new electric vehicle (EV) gigafactories in Ontario and Quebec.

Yet where Canada once dominated in the global output of nickel, production continues to decline without newly-approved projects in the country. To meet the demand of these gigafactories alone will require up to an additional 300 per cent of current production from new sources. As existing Canadian supply has established customers, automakers are racing to secure new supply from global competitors in Indonesia and China, threatening the local opportunity that future mines like Eagle’s Nest can provide.