Here are Asia Pacific’s five largest metals and material extraction and processing plant construction projects that were initiated in Q2 2022, according to GlobalData’s construction projects database.

1. Nickel Processing Plant – $3,500m

The project involves the construction of a nickel sulfate processing plant with a production capacity of 150,000 tons of nickel sulfate per year in Central Java, Indonesia.

Construction work started in Q2 2022 and is expected to be completed in Q4 2026.

The project aims to produce 150,000 tons of nickel sulfate per year.

2. Olive Downs Project – $745m

The project involves the development of an open-cut coal mine with a production capacity of 15 million tons per annum of coking coal near Moranbah, Queensland, Australia.

Construction work commenced in Q2 2022 and is expected to finish in Q4 2033.

The project aims to generate substantial economic benefits for the State of Queensland. It is a Coordinated Project under the Queensland State Development Act.

3. Kalgoorlie Cracking and Leaching Processing Plant – $354m

The project involves the construction of a cracking and leaching processing plant in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia.

Construction work started in Q2 2022 and is forecast to complete in Q3 2023.

The project aims to support the critical minerals industry in Australia.

4. Pohang Cathode Manufacturing Plant – $226m

The project involves the construction of a 30,000MTPA cathode manufacturing plant in a 12ha area of land in Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.

Construction work commenced in Q2 2022 and is expected to be completed in Q3 2024.

The project aims to produce cathode materials in the region.

5. Dampier HMS Mine Infrastructure Development – $195m

The project involves the construction of a surface open pit Ilmenite, Leucoxene, and Zircon mine with a production capacity of 12.2MTPA of ore in Western Australia, Australia.

Construction work started in Q2 2022 and is expected to be completed in Q1 2024.

The mine will provide adequate metal support to the region. The mine will have a life of 40 years. The Thunderbird deposit is the first major mineral sand deposit to be discovered in the Canning Basin and one of the largest mineral sand deposits to be discovered in the last 30 years.

Methodology:
This analysis is drawn from GlobalData’s global construction projects database, which tracks new construction projects over $25m from announcement to completion.

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