Production for the month of September is expected to be approximately 15kt of natural flake graphite, compared to the estimate of 18kt at the start of the month. This is expected to result in a third quarter production forecast of 39-40kt versus second quarter of 21.2kt, an increase of approximately 85% , according to Syrah Resources.
The company said that production during the latter part of September was primarily impacted by later than expected sourcing and fitting of filter cloths, which are routine consumables. Causes of the procurement delay have been addressed and this is not expected to be a recurring issue. Further details will be provided with Syrah’s September Quarterly Activities Update to be released on 15 October 2018.