Kerman to work on Wyndham Port facility for Agrimin Mackay potash project

Having recently selected a suitable export site at Wyndham Port for its Mackay potash project in Western Australia, Agrimin has awarded Kerman Contracting the engineering design contract for the facility.

The Wyndham port facility is planned to include a truck unloading hopper, covered storage sheds, granulation equipment, workshops and offices, with Kerman selected on the basis that it has suitable experience and capabilities to undertake both the engineering design and subsequent construction of the above aspects of the facility.

Agrimin said it intends to engage a separate contractor for the design and construction of the associated barge loading facility, while geotechnical and topographic work programs had been completed at the site, with Kerman having commenced the engineering design for the definitive feasibility study.

A prefeasibility study for the Mackay project, 785 km south of the Port of Wyndham, envisaged the process plant having a capacity of 426,000 t/y of sulphate of potash as a dry granular product, with the same study assuming a product mix of 50% granular and 50% standard product.

Kerman, earlier this month, was awarded a contract by Albemarle Lithium on the greenfield lithium hydroxide production plant in Kemerton, Western Australia.