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4 March 2019
Construction of the largest lithium hydroxide plant in Western Australia is in progress, the Albemarle Kemerton Plant will be built by multi-disciplinary heavy engineering and construction provider Civmec at the Kemerton strategic industrial area near Bunbury.
Located approximately 160 kilometres south of Perth, the Albemarle Kemerton Plant will initially comprise of three production trains, each producing 20,000 tonnes per annum of lithium hydroxide, with the capacity to add two more trains to expand to 100,000 tonnes a year by 2025.
Civmec’s scope of work includes Structural, Mechanical and Piping works for the Hydromet with site works expected to be complete by March 2021.
300 personnel will be required on site during the delivery of the of the current defined scope of works, this will provide considerable opportunity for skilled people in the region.
Civmec’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Patrick Tallon, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Albemarle as a significant construction partner for this exciting project. This two-year project is ideally suited to our operations, fabricating, modularising and site erecting steel work for this key Western Australian development.”
“This project reflects the growing confidence in the WA resource industry, highlighting a bright future for the coming years.