MOU to develop sustainable mining operation

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Zinnwald Lithium PLC
01 November 2022


Zinnwald Lithium plc / EPIC: ZNWD.L / Market: AIM / Sector: Mining

1 November 2022

Zinnwald Lithium plc

("Zinnwald Lithium" or the "Company")


MOU with Epiroc to develop a low-cost, sustainable mining operation


Zinnwald Lithium plc, the German focused lithium development company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with Epiroc Rock Drills AB ("Epiroc") to collaborate in the development of a state-of-the-art mine at its 100% owned Zinnwald Lithium Project (the "Project") in Germany. 


Sweden based Epiroc is a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and infrastructure industries.  With ground-breaking technology, it develops and provides innovative and environmentally friendly equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. It also offers world-class service and other aftermarket support as well as solutions for automation, digitalisation, and electrification.


Under the terms of the non-binding MOU, Zinnwald Lithium and Epiroc will develop plans to implement high-end technology and deliver a low-cost mining operation focused on minimising CO2 emission. With an approved mining licence, the Project is designed to be a long-life underground lithium mine with associated processing facilities, enabling the Company to become an important local supplier of battery grade lithium hydroxide to the European battery sector.


Zinnwald Lithium CEO, Anton du Plessis, commented: "Our vision is to build a world-leading, highly economic mine that adheres to the highest environmental standards; attracting Epiroc as a partner, which shares this ethos and brings with it considerable experience and technology, is a further step towards achieving this goal. By optimising mine design and material flow for electrification and automation, our joint focus is on fossil free exploration and mining, sustainability, and circular economy, including the use of battery-operated underground mining equipment as well as loading and haulage machinery.  We look forward to providing updates as our plans advance."  




For further information visit  or contact:


Anton du Plessis

Zinnwald Lithium plc

David Hart

Freddie Wooding

Allenby Capital Limited

Nominated Adviser

+44 (0) 20 3328 5656

Michael Seabrook

Adam Pollock

Oberon Capital Ltd


+44 (0) 20 3179 5300

Isabel de Salis

Catherine Leftley

St Brides Partners Ltd

Financial PR



AIM quoted Zinnwald Lithium plc (EPIC: ZNWD.L) is focused on becoming an important supplier of lithium hydroxide to Europe's fast-growing battery sector. The Company owns 100% of the Zinnwald Lithium Project in Germany, which has an approved mining licence and is located in the heart of Europe's chemical and automotive industries.



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