Orocobre’s production issues were caused by modeling error

By Martim Facada
Published: Friday, 22 September 2017

Orocobre told IM that issues with pond management modelling and operating practices at Olaroz in February 2017 resulted in below target pond efficiency.

Lithium producer Orocobre's production issues earlier this year were caused by a modelling error of the pond system which led to an incorrect distribution of lithium inventory across the ponds and lower-than-optimal brine coverage of the pond area, the company told IM.

This resulted in a delay in...

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