Talison Lithium has selected the Kwinana Industrial Area in Western Australia as the location for its proposed plant to convert lithium minerals produced at its Greenbushes, Western Australia mine into lithium carbonate.

The Kwinana Industrial Area is located approximately 40 km south of Perth and 200 km northeast of the Greenbushes mine. Talison selected the area as its preferred location for the minerals conversion plant due to synergies between the plant and the surrounding industries; the proximity to water, reagents, and energy supply; access to skilled labor; potential customers for byproducts located in the vicinity; and close location to Fremantle Port for container exports.

An investment decision on the project is expected by the end of 2012, and Talison is targeting commissioning in 2015.