Construction and engineering firm Civmec has boosted its order book to $A758.5 million after securing a two-year contract with Albemarle Lithium for the delivery of a new lithium hydroxide plant to be built in Western Australia’s south-west.
Albemarle’s new Lithium hydroxide production plant will be located in the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area, approximately 160 kilometres south of Perth, near Bunbury.
The Albemarle Kemerton Plant will initially comprise of three production trains, each producing 20,000 tonnes per annum of lithium hydroxide, with a potential further expansion to five trains which will take the ultimate site production to 100,000tpa by around 2025.
At the peak of the construction phase, there will be approximately 300 personnel involved in the delivery of the current defined scope providing significant opportunity for skilled people residing in the region.
Civmec’s scope of work includes Structural, Mechanical and Piping for the Hydromet and Final Product, Reagents and Utilities for Trains 1, 2 and 3.
The Group’s Henderson facility will be utilised to fabricate and pre-assemble selected components for the on-site plant erection.
Fabrication will commence immediately, with site works expected from mid-2019 to March 2021.
Civmec’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Patrick Tallon, said the two-year project was ideally suited to its operations.
This project reflects the growing confidence in the WA resource industry, highlighting a bright future for the coming years,” he said.
Shares in Civmec were last trading at 46c.