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Metso extends calcining and acid roasting input at Kemerton lithium hydroxide processing plant

Metso says it has been awarded a contract to deliver ancillary equipment for Albemarle Lithium Pty Ltd’s calcining and acid roasting facilities at the Kemerton lithium hydroxide processing plant in Western Australia.

This agreeement is an addendum to the two pyro processing and comminution lines that were awarded to Metso and announced in December 2022. The value of the contract is approximately €40 million ($43.5 million).

Metso’s scope of delivery includes selected material handling and gas cleaning equipment for the calciner, calcine grinding and acid vapour sections.

Chris Urban, Vice President, Heat Transfer at Metso, said: “We are pleased that Albemarle, which is one of the largest lithium producers in the world, has selected us as the partner for their lithium hydroxide processing plants. In addition to the pyro processing and comminution lines ordered, it was also our honour to deliver two pyro lines, which were recently commissioned.”

The Kemerton plant initially consisted of three production trains, each producing 20,000 t/y of lithium hydroxide, with a potential expansion to five trains that will see production increase to 100,000 t/y by around 2025. The plant will be supplied with lithium concentrate produced at the nearby Greenbushes mine.

Metso Outotec calcination plant to help Hekimhan Madencilik hit siderite production goals

Metso Outotec has signed an agreement for the delivery of a siderite calcination plant to Hekimhan Madencilik, a subsidiary of Koloğlu Holding, located in Malatya, Turkey.

The value of the order is approximately €23 million ($26 million), and it has been booked in the company’s Metals’ Q1/2022 orders received.

Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery consists of system design, equipment engineering, manufacturing and supply, and advisory services for the installation of the plant with an annual capacity of 600,000 t of calcined siderite. The key components of the system include a rotary kiln, cooler, and heat recovery and gas cleaning equipment. The plant start-up is expected in the second half of 2023.

“Our solution will enable Hekimhan Madencilik to achieve their production goals,” Attaul Ahmad, Vice President of the Ferrous & Heat Transfer business line at Metso Outotec, said. “It was through our strong customer relationship and familiarity with Hekimhan’s processes that we were able to introduce the Metso Outotec Rotary Calcining system and Heat Transfer experts to develop an optimal equipment and system solution for the client.”

Metso Outotec has previously supported the client with improvements to the operation of its existing calcining line.

Metso Outotec says it is a leading supplier of calcining systems with an installed base of over 1,500 rotary kilns, with its technology providing dependable process performance with an emphasis on optimising fuel efficiency and minimal emissions.