LG Energy Solution Strengthens Partnership with WesCEF, Secures Stable Lithium Supply Chain for the North American Market



LG Energy Solution signs a second offtake agreement with WesCEF, expands its supply chain for competitive lithium procurement
Lithium hydroxide and lithium concentrate from WesCEF’s Mt. Holland lithium project to be assembled into IRA-compliant batteries for the North American market
The company to secure reliable and sustainable supply chain by establishing multiangle partnerships with WesCEF

SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — LG Energy Solution (KRX: 373220) announced it signed an offtake agreement with Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers (WesCEF) for lithium concentrate, further advancing the companies’ pre-existing partnership driven by the objective to deliver efficient and sustainable power solutions to the North American market.

Under the agreement, WesCEF will supply LG Energy Solution up to 85,000 tons of lithium concentrate, which could be utilized in producing around 11,000 tons of lithium hydroxide, a crucial raw material for cathodes.

The offtake agreement solidifies LG Energy Solution’s partnership with WesCEF, which is built on the company’s initiative to deliver top-quality, IRA-compliant batteries to its customers with speed and in scale. The two companies have been working together towards their shared goal of clean energy transition since 2022, when they signed their first, five-year offtake agreement for WesCEF’s battery-grade lithium hydroxide, totaling 50,000 tons.

WesCEF’s lithium hydroxide will be produced from the Mt. Holland lithium project in Western Australia. One of the largest hard-rock lithium projects globally, the Mt. Holland lithium project is currently under construction, and production is expected in the first half of calendar year 2025. The project has secured over AUD 2 billion from its joint venture partners …

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