BCI Minerals has added a scope of works for the addition of a trestle jetty for shipping/export purposes and dredging channel for construction of the dock at its Mardie Salt Project, located about 80 km south west of Karratha.
The proposal would utilise seawater and evaporation to produce a concentrated salt product and other associated products.
The WA-owned Project is favourably located in Australia’s significant solar salt-producing region and presents the critical prerequisites for a solar salt operation.
BCI has completed a positive Scoping Study concluding the viability of the project with an operating of 20 years.
The proposal includes a seawater intake, evaporation ponds, processing plant, bitterns disposal pipeline and outfall, desalination plant, freshwater supply bores and associated infrastructure. The only waste product would be approximately 3.6 GLp/a of bitterns.
The Mardie Project (previously Mardie Salt Project) was referred on the 17 April 2018 and released for public comment from 02 May 2018 to 08 May 2018.