Leading developer and provider of sustainable solutions for the green transition of the metals industry Tenova, was awarded a contract by Latrobe Magnesium in Australia. The scope of work is the engineering, supply, and supervision of the Magnesium Oxide production plant at Latrobe Valley in Victoria in Australia, a demonstration plant using a world-first process of combined hydromet & thermal reduction. As part of the first phase of the project, Tenova’s scope of supply will include a magnesium oxide plant, with spray roaster technology, with a production capacity of 300 kg per hour.The demonstration plant will initially have capacity of 1,000 tonnes of magnesium metal per year, and in the second stage, LMG intends to develop a commercial scale operation with an envisaged production capacity in the range of 10,000 to 40,000 tons per annum of magnesium metal. The first magnesium is forecasted to be produced in 2023.With patented hydrometallurgical extraction and thermal reduction process, the plant will harvest magnesium metal from a fly ash resource – a waste stream from brown coal power generation. The project is at the forefront of environmental sustainability as it converts nearly 100% of the resource into valuable commodities. The released CO2 emissions are approximately 50% less than comparable magnesium production plants.