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Lynas Corporation Provides Operations Update

27 Feb 2013  |  14:36:00  |  Associate analysts  |  Increase  |  Decrease  |  

Original announcement: Operations Update

Lynas Corporation confirmed that the Lynas Advanced Material Plant in Malaysia (LAMP) has produced its first Rare Earths products for customers. The company announced on 7 January 2013 the successful commissioning of the cracking and leaching rare earth extraction units at the LAMP. The recovery rates from the cracking units continue to be high (that is, in excess of 90% of the contained rare earth oxides (REO)). Following commissioning of the cracking and leaching circuits, the company has been working through early stage production issues that are typical for any start up of a new plant. Our focus is on increasing throughput and optimising use of equipment. These issues have not materially impacted on the overall production ramp-up schedule. The company's target for the Phase 1 nameplate production capacity of 11,000tpa REO remains Q2 2013.

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