Jervois says Idaho cobalt operations construction 'on schedule'
According to the company's statement, detailed engineering and procurement substantially advanced with commitments for more than 40 per cent of all equipment and material required for construction of Jervois' 100% owned Idaho cobalt operations ("ICO").
Jervois added that since its Board approval for full construction, the company has now committed more than US$30 million towards equipment, materials and labour costs for ICO.
Activity underway at ICO includes civil and concrete works for construction of the processing plant and preparation for underground mining. ICO construction, procurement and engineering schedule is on track, with commissioning and first production of cobalt concentrate from a mine in the United States in generations expected from mid-2022, the company noted.
Additionally, the company announced that it expands its São Miguel Paulista refinery bankable feasibility study scope to include a larger pressure oxidative autoclave, and that it plans to restart the refinery in a fully integrated single stage.