Ardea Resources initiated a definitive feasibility study for its Kalgoorlie Nickel Project-Goongarrie Hub.

The study will be conducted by Ardea’s subsidiary, Kalgoorlie Nickel, and funded by partners Sumitomo Metal Mining and Mitsubishi Corporation, with a budget of $98.5 million.

The project has been divided into six key work packages, including process plant and process plant utilities, for which multinational engineering services firm Ausenco has secured the contract.

The definitive feasibility study is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2025.