ANZAPLAN is supporting European Lithium Limited (ASX:EUR, FRA:PF8, VSE:ELI,NEX:EUR) (European Lithium or the Company) by carrying out complex metallurgical test work, an important milestone on the way to its definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Company’s advanced Wolfsberg Lithium Project in Austria.
On August 27, 2019, Dorfner ANZAPLAN invited the Management of European Lithium, represented by Dietrich Wanke, CEO, and Christian Heili, Project Director, together with a number of investors to demonstrate the progress of the Company’s complex and comprehensive metallurgical test work.
There is a longstanding history between the two companies as Dr. Haus, managing director, pointed out during the demonstration. Since 1982 Dorfner was involved with evaluating the Wolfsberg Project due to the abundance of feldspar which is widely used in the established ceramics industry. Dr. Graf, business unit director, showed the delegation the laboratories, where the pilot plant was constructed and explained the complex metallurgical process to produce lithium hydroxide as well the by-products. Current samples of the intermediate and final products were available for viewing including lithium hydroxide.
Dorfner ANZAPLAN offers the project the unique benefit of enabling significant cost savings by investing in extended metallurgical test work at this early stage.
Mr. Wanke said: “It is very rare for a pre-production company to have this advantage and provides the Company a unique opportunity to optimize the future production facilities. It also serves as a strong risk mitigation factor as potential suboptimal process lines can be finalized before construction starts.”
ANZAPLAN’s final test work report together with all other work will be collated and used to prepare the final DFS.