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Leigh Creek flagship project full steam ahead

Leigh Creek Energy Project (LCEP)

Leigh Creek Energy has received formal activity notification from the South Australian Regulator, the Department for Energy and Mining (DEM), for the next stage of construction activity for the Leigh Creek Urea Project (LCUP).

LCK managing director Phil Staveley said in accordance with the South Australian legislation the company has to seek approval from DEM prior to commencing work on site.

“That approval was granted by the receipt of the activity notification. We now look forward to commencing the activities onsite. We expect preliminary, preparatory work to commence next week,” he said.

The activity notification relates to shallow investigation drilling which will provide geological, geotechnical and environmental information for Stage 1 and Stage 2 design.

As part of the work, it includes review of published geotechnical and geological information relevant to the site; shallow test pits, cone penetration testing, and shallow borehole drilling; and coordination of drilling contractors.

In addition, environmental and geotechnical laboratory testing will also be undertaken, and assessments of all field and laboratory data and production of a conceptual geological and geotechnical ground model for the site.

The LCUP is LCK’s flagship project, developing low-cost nitrogen-based fertiliser for local and export agricultural markets.

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