ECI process begins for Siviour graphite project

The ECI process will focus on the progression of engineering and maturation of the design of the minerals processing plant.
The ECI process will focus on the progression of engineering and maturation of the design of the minerals processing plant.

Renascor Resources (ASX: RNU) has begun an early contractor involvement (ECI) process with two engineering and construction firms for its proposed Siviour Mine and Concentrator in South Australia.

The contracts are with GR Engineering Services and Primero Group.

The ECI process will focus on the progression of engineering and maturation of the design of the minerals processing plant and non-processing infrastructure for the upstream portion of Renascor’s planned vertically integrated battery anode material graphite mine and manufacturing operation (BAM project).

New work will build on work already undertaken as part of the definitive feasibility-level battery anode material study and will include process design improvements.

Improvements include adjustments to the flowsheet parameters of the mineral processing plant to increase the production of size fraction greater then 150 microns by around 60% from a projected 17% to 27% of total production.

Renascor managing director David Christensen commented on the partnerships.

“The ability to partner with leading engineering and construction firms GR Engineering and Primero in a collaborative and competitive early engagement process is part of our commitment to accelerate the development of the BAM project, commencing with our planned upstream graphite mining operation,” he said.

“We are confident that, with the quality of the BAM project, combined with the capability, track record and technical expertise of our ECI partners, we are well positioned to become a competitive, long-term source of 100% Australian-made graphite.”

The ECI process is expected to be completed in late Q4 2024.