Successful trial shipment through Walvis Bay
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Successful trial shipment through Walvis Bay

May 08, 2018
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On 1 May 2015, Walvis Bay Bulk Terminals (WBBT) completed the first-ever lithium ore export consignment on behalf of Desert Lion Energy Inc. (TSXV: DLI), namely 30,321 tonnes of lithium concentrate bound for the company’s off-take partner, Jiangxi Jinhui Lithium Co. Limited’s (“Jinhui”), lithium carbonate conversion plant located in Yichuan, China.
 
Loading commenced at 16h00 on 24 April 2018 and completed at 0300 on 1 May 2018 (total loading time of 6 days 11 hours) for the 30 321-tonne parcel. In addition, WBBT has concluded the contracting of two additional 30 000-tonne consignments for the next six months prior to the construction of Desert Lion’s Phase 1 floatation plant with commissioning expected by the end of Q3 2018.
 
About Desert Lion Energy
Desert Lion Energy is an emerging lithium development company focused on building Namibia’s first large-scale lithium mine located approximately 210km from the nation’s capital of Windhoek. The company’s Rubicon and Helikon mines are located within a 301km² prospective land package, with known lithium bearing pegmatitic mineralisation, and the company is currently in Phase 1 of its production plan, producing and exporting lithium concentrate from stockpiled material. The project site is accessible year-round by road and has access to power, water, rail, port, airport and communication infrastructure.

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