Spodumene Contrate Haulage Services Contract Awarded
Liontown Resources has awarded the spodumene concentrate haulage services contract for the Kathleen Valley Lithium Project to integrated logistics solutions provider, Qube Bulk Pty Ltd.
Qube will manage the loading, haulage, store and stockpile of our spodumene concentrate from Kathleen Valley to our dedicated world-class facility at the Port of Geraldton for shipment to our Tier-1 customers.
Qube will truck all concentrate from Kathleen Valley to the dedicated storage facility at the Port of Geraldton using ultra-quad road-trains and will use its 24/7 fleet monitoring centre in Perth to manage safety and environmental outcomes. The contract will generate around 45 new positions and the quad-trailers will be sourced in Western Australia.
The five-year contract is due to commence in mid-2024. However, provision has been made for their services to be provided earlier for DSO, as we near completion of offtake and processing options. As well as providing the potential to generate early revenue, selling and shipping DSO will allow us to trial the haulage logistics chain with lower grade material before first production in 2024.
Importantly to us, Qube has committed to the latest technology in driver and trucking safety, pursuing measurable carbon reduction initiatives and working with the Kathleen Valley Tjiwarl Traditional Owners.