Plant under construction

Three phases of development

Pilot plant phase

– Establish a continuously operating plant to optimize operating conditions.
– Successfully completed.
– $16 million invested.
  • Finished100%

Commercial demonstration phase

– Produce a maximum of 18,000 t of magnesium annually from mine tailings and recyclable magnesium.
– Investment of $145 million.
  • In construction20%

Commercial plant phase

– Full size with a production capacity of 50,000 t of magnesium ingots per year.
  • To come up0%

Seneca Experts-Councils and Seneca Construction will carry out engineering and construction management respectively in close collaboration with our team, a general contractor and many subcontractors for the realization of the plant.

The implementation of the current phase, the commercial demonstration plant, represents an investment of $145 million and will create more than 100 jobs in the Estrie region. Nearly 100 construction workers will be active throughout the construction. First, the casting centre will be operational in the first quarter of 2021 to recycle magnesium. Then, construction will continue for another year in order to finalize the various sectors of the plant.