The Mount Holland Mine produces lithium-bearing ore that is concentrated and refined to produce lithium hydroxide, a critical mineral used to enable electric vehicles and battery-based energy storage systems.
Covalent Lithium is a joint venture between Wesfarmers and Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM), one of the world’s largest lithium miners.
Under the contract, Thiess will deliver drill and blast services, mining of overburden and ore, and equipment maintenance with a strong focus on community development and environmental protection.
At Thiess we aspire to be a trusted stakeholder who understands and supports the aspirations of our host communities. To deliver on this commitment we are engaging with local communities and stakeholders over the coming months to see how we can positively contribute to and participate with our local Wheatbelt communities.
We also take seriously our commitment to reconciliation, and the role we play in operating on country with consent, care and respect. We aim to make a positive impact by working together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in pursuit of their cultural, social and economic aspirations and are actively working with Indigenous and local businesses to identify employment and supply chain participation opportunities.