ABx Group signed a five-year deal with Adelaide Brighton Cement, a unit of Adbri (ASX:ABC), to supply cement-grade bauxite from its DL130 Bauxite Project in northern Tasmania.

The agreement anticipates 90,000 to 120,000 tonnes of bauxite annually, with the first shipment slated for the first quarter 2024. 

Adelaide Brighton Cement has the option to extend the term for another five years.

Mining operations are expected to begin in the first quarter of next year upon mine lease approval.