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Western Magnesium kicks off final engineering field inspections at its commercial pilot plant

Western Magnesium Corp. (TSX-V:WMG, OTCQB:MLYF) announced that final engineering field inspections are being conducted at its commercial pilot plant. The company said the engineering inspections are a critical step in the construction process and will help to ensure the accuracy of all processes and protocols.  “I am confident in the successful outcome of these final inspections at the commercial pilot plant this week,” Western Magnesium executive chairman Ed Lee said in a statement. READ: Western Magnesium to raise up to US$3M for its green magnesium strategy “This is vital to our overall mission as we move closer to bringing production of ‘green’ magnesium back to the United States with our proprietary technology,” Lee added. Western Magnesium noted the successful engineering sign-off of this detailed analysis will allow the company’s operations team to proceed with the final phase of commissioning while reaching its end goal of starting ‘green’ magnesium production operations. The company added that it is set to begin magnesium production at the end of May 2022, returning production to North America with a new, environmentally sound process that will boost US national security and create thousands of jobs. Western Magnesium also said final construction and commissioning continue at the plant with no significant issues or obstacles experienced to date. Western Magnesium’s goal is to become a low-cost producer of green, primary magnesium metal, a strategic commodity prized for its strength and light weight. The company looks to use a continuous silicothermic process to produce magnesium, which significantly reduces labor and energy costs relative to current methods and processes, while being environmentally friendly. Contact Sean at sean@proactiveinvestors.com