Pensana’s Saltend plant recognised as a strategically important UK project

Rare earth specialist Pensana has been buoyed by governmental recognition of its Saltend refining plans as being of strategic importance.
Chair of the inward investing London-listed company, Paul Atherley, met with Business and Trade Minister Nussrat Ghani ahead of inaugural Mineral Security Partnership talks with US Under Secretary Jose Fernandez last week. The company, which is behind a £150 million separation plant at Saltend and sustainable mining operations in Angola, has been nominated a partner of the new platform, with the UK, US and international allies on board.
Mr Atherley told how the meeting highlighted how Saltend’s development would be an important step in supporting the UK automotive supply chain, which employs more than 780,000 people, as it transitions to electric vehicles. Support from the UK and US governments is being sought for the p …