The Greenbushes mine is acknowledged as the oldest and longest operating mine in Western Australia. It began operations more than 100 years ago in 1888. The Greenbushes Lithium Operations are located directly south and immediately adjacent to the town of Greenbushes in Western Australia. It is approximately 250 kilometres south of Perth.
Initially tin was mined at Greenbushes, and the focus moved to Tantalum in the 1940s and then in the 1980’s the first Lithium processing plant was commissioned.
Process E & I was involved in recent upgrades at the Greenbushes mine site. This involved the electrical, instrumentation and control system design for the Lithium chemical plant upgrade and was completed in 2012.