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BCI crystallises Mardie salt deal


BCI Minerals has locked in a major supply deal for its Mardie salt project on the Pilbara coast of Western Australia.

Chemical and infrastructure solutions company Chandra Asri is set to use the salt for its world-scale chlor-alkali plant currently being developed in Indonesia.

BCI managing director David Boshoff welcomed the deal, which is expected to kick off in the second half of 2026.

“BCI is delighted to have entered into an offtake agreement with Chandra Asri, one of Indonesia’s leading chemical and infrastructure companies,” he said.

The deal will extend over three years, with Chandra Asri having the right to extend the term for a further three years subject to certain conditions being met.

BCI will supply 300,000 tonnes of salt in the first year, increasing to 600,000 tonnes for the second and third years in line with a project ramp-up at Mardie.

“This partnership solidifies our competitive market-leading position for our plans in progress to develop a world-scale caustic soda and ethylene dichloride plant,” Chandra Asri chief executive officer Erwin Ciputra said.

BCI is developing its 100 per cent owned Mardie salt and potash project as a potential Tier 1 resource.

Mardie has been designed to produce approximately five million tonnes per year of high-purity salt, and 140,000 tonnes per year of sulphate of potash through the solar evaporation of seawater.

BCI has been progressing Mardie steadily over the last 12 months, securing funding packages and completing extensive construction projects.

“This progress has been promising, and we strongly believe Mardie will become one of the most sustainable, long-lasting, and naturally renewable resource projects globally, providing long-term value to shareholders and benefiting the community,” BCI chair Brian O’Donnell said.

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