Decmil Group says it has received a Limited Notice of Award (LNoA) for a contract at Covalent Lithium’s Mount Holland lithium project in Western Australia.
Formal award of the contract remains subject to finalisation of terms and conditions, but, under the currently envisaged scope of the LNoA, Decmil is authorised to perform early works, commence procurement of materials and draft management plans.
If Decmil is awarded the contract, it will upgrade the logistics link between Great Eastern Highway and Covalent’s Mount Holland site. This encompasses 113 km of road upgrades with mobilisation scheduled to commence in August 2023 and completion anticipated by December 2024.
Covalent will develop and operate the Mount Holland project, which will be a unique, fully integrated producer of battery-quality lithium hydroxide in Western Australia. The company says it is targeting 75% recovery of spodumene in its concentrator and expects to produce more than 380,000 t/y of spodumene concentrate.
This LNoA further strengthens the relationship between Covalent and Decmil, with Decmil currently completing the design and construction of non-process infrastructure buildings at Covalent’s Kwinana site (pictured).
Decmil CEO, Rod Heale, said: “We are delivering on our shift towards larger-sized contracts with more equitable risk allocations that fit within our core geographic and operational expertise. This LNoA perfectly illustrates Decmil’s evolution towards this highly selective tendering strategy to underpin increasingly profitable revenue growth.
“The LNoA is also a testament to the successful delivery of our current package of works with Covalent, as we continue to positively progress our operational turnaround.
“Additionally, continued exposure to the Mount Holland project will further enhance the company’s position in the burgeoning lithium sector.”