Energy services group Valmec has secured a number of sustaining capital works contracts across its Energy & Infrastructure division, with one of these being for Mineral Resources’ Wodgina lithium project in Western Australia.
Its new works contracts – which include the Wodgina agreement, a compression installation for Beach Energy Ltd and infrastructure development works for Pilbara Ports Authority and Water Corp – have a combined value of A$10 million ($7.2 million).
The Wodgina contract will see the company complete a facility for an 81 km, 10 inch (0.25 m) gas pipeline feeding a combined 64 MW power station at the project. This pipeline is expected to be commissioned in the March quarter and be operational in the June quarter, according to Mineral Resources.
In March, Mineral Resources commenced onsite construction of essential non-process infrastructure services and utilities assets, a new crushing plant and a new 750,000 t/y spodumene concentrate beneficiation plant to produce 6% spodumene concentrate at Wodgina.