The Project will have a name plate design capacity of 20,000 tonnes antimony per annum in combined metal and antimony tri-oxide (“ATO”) products, representing approximately 12 per cent. of average annual world antimony production over the past five years. The Project is expected to take approximately 18 months to two years to design, engineer, construct and commission to full production.
The location of the facility in the Gulf region provides an excellent centralised logistics route, a supply of secure and relatively inexpensive energy, a modern infrastructure, an experienced workforce and strong industrial partners.
The Project has been designed to produce antimony metal (Regulus) (European Standard Grade 1 & 2) for export and a finished ‘high tint’ ATO, branded as Tri-Star ATO, with low lead (Pb) for the European flame retardant markets, as well as for the wider global chemical markets.