Monadelphous gets contract for Albemarle’s WA Kemerton lithium hydroxide plant

Engineering company Monadelphous Group Ltd has been awarded a major construction contract at Albemarle Lithium Pty Ltd’s new Kemerton lithium hydroxide plant in the south-west region of Western Australia. Under the contract, Monadelphous will deliver the pyromet structural, mechanical and piping (SMP) package of work, as well as associated piping fabrication for Albemarle’s lithium hydroxide plant.

Work will commence immediately and be complete by early 2021. Monadelphous will be supporting the local community by offering local employment and supply opportunities. Monadelphous Managing Director, Rob Velletri said: “We look forward to working with Albemarlefor the first time on the construction of such an important project and to expand our presence in the growing lithium sector. This contract along with a number of other recently announced contract awards in the resource sector have kicked off a promising start to the 2020 financial year bringingthe total value of contracts secured since July to over A$400million.”