Multicom is an exploration and mining company, seeking to develop the Saint Elmo Vanadium Project. Vanadium is a soft, ductile, silver – grey metal used primarily to make metal alloys for high – strength steel production. Therefore, Vanadium is used in the production of Vanadium redox batteries, ceramics, electronics, textile dyes, fertilisers, synthetic rubber, in welding and in alloys used in nuclear engineering and superconductors.
Epic Environmental was contacted by Multicom to take on ecological field studies (flora and fauna), prepare an Ecology report, undertake an Initial Advice Statement (IAS), as well as prepare an Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999 referral to the Commonwealth.
Our team worked coincidingly with Multicom throughout this process, assisting with government liaison and project coordination. Working closely with government was a crucial part for this project, as this was the first Vanadium mine in Australia to undergo the formal approvals process. Epic’s close relations with Multicom was necessary to ensure all aspects of the project were completed on time and within the budget.