Tuesday 12th Nov, 2019

Albemarle awards building contract for Kemerton lithium project

Albemarle Lithium has awarded a contract to design and construct the pyromet, final product, and utility buildings for its new Lithium Hydroxide Production Plant in Kemerton, WA.
Lithium metal. Photo: Creative Commons / Dnn87

Albemarle Lithium has awarded a contract to design and construct the pyromet, final product, and utility buildings for its new Lithium Hydroxide Production Plant in Kemerton, WA.

Kerman Contracting won the contract, which includes two separate portions.

One includes the design and construction of the pyromet buildings, such as the spodumene storage building, the acidified ore handling building and tailing building.

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The other portion includes the sodium sulphate packaging and storage warehouse, sodium sulphate pallet storage building, lithium hydroxide packaging and storage warehouse and lithium hydroxide pallet storage building, along with the boiler and air compressor buildings.

“We are excited about being part of yet another project in the Lithium market,” said Kerman’s Managing Director, Chris Kerman.

Kerman Contracting has recently completed projects other Western Australian projects at Talison Lithium’s Chemical Grade Plant in Greenbushes and the Tianqi Lithium Hydroxide Processing Plant in Kwinana.