Cement and lime producer Adbri is seeking to open a lime production plant in a regional part of Western Australia.
The Australian cement, lime and dry blended products manufacturer is in discussions with the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder in WA to secure a location for the lime plant, the Australian Financial Review has reported.
The sites that Adbri considering in Kalgoorlie are located where Lynas Rare Earths’ processing plant is under construction.
An Adbri spokesperson told the Australian Financial Review that a definitive decision has not been made.
“As indicated to the market previously, Adbri is assessing a range of options for its lime operations in WA so that it can continue to support its customers with a high quality and competitive product,” the spokesperson said.
“We are making good progress in evaluating the optimal strategy but at this stage no definitive decision has been made.”
The new lime production plant would be a major boon for Adbri after long-term customer Alcoa halted its lime dealings with the company earlier this year, choosing to purchase imported products from Malaysia instead of Adbri’s local supply.
Adbri’s Cockburn Cement subsidiary produces its lime supply in WA, and is the only producer of the commodity in the state.