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SRG Global seals Alcoa Kwinana alumina refinery contract

SRG Global, having been awarded preferred tenderer status for a A$90 million ($61 million) asset services contract with Alcoa in December, has confirmed the contract has now been executed.

The services will be provided at Alcoa’s Kwinana alumina refinery in Western Australia with a contract duration of five years. In December, the company said it would provide heavy mechanical and electrical maintenance as well as access solutions including highly skilled rope access technicians and scaffold services.

Site mobilisation is well advanced with contract services to commence in February 2020, according to the company.

SRG Global Managing Director, David Macgeorge, said: “This a very significant contract award for SRG Global in our Asset Services division and showcases our ability to deliver multi-disciplinary integrated solutions for tier one customers.

“We look forward to building a long-term partnership with Alcoa to deliver value-engineered maintenance and access services that drives value for their operations.”

EcoGraf and GR Engineering sign LOI for 20,000 t/y graphite facility

EcoGraf has signed a letter of intent with GR Engineering Services for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the development of a 20,000 t/y battery-grade graphite facility in Western Australia.

The two companies expect to enter into a formal contract for the new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

EcoGraf said the parties have been working to complete pre-development activities for the project and the company is finalising its arrangements with the Western Australian Government’s land development agency over a proposed 6.7 ha site in Kwinana.

The proposed development has a pre-tax net present value of $141 million, generating an internal rate of return of 36.6% and annual EBITDA of $35 million based on an upfront capital cost of $22.8 million for an initial 5,000 t/y of graphite, followed by a further $49.2 million to expand production to 20,000 t/y of battery graphite, according to EcoGraf.

EcoGraf says the development of the project is subject to a final investment decision, expected in the first half of the year.

SRG Global wins contract at Alcoa’s Kwinana alumina refinery

Australia-listed SRG Global has been awarded preferred tenderer status for up to a five-year multi-disciplinary asset services contract with Alcoa.

As part of this A$90 million ($61.4 million) agreement, SRG will provide heavy mechanical and electrical maintenance as well as access solutions including highly skilled rope access technicians and scaffold services, it said.

The services will be provided at Alcoa’s Kwinana alumina refinery in Western Australia with site mobilisation forecast to commence in early 2020.

The Kwinana refinery has an annual nameplate production capacity of 2.2 Mt and produces non-metallurgical alumina (15% of production) and smelter-grade alumina (85% of production), according to Alcoa.

SRG Global Managing Director, David Macgeorge, said: “This is a very significant announcement for SRG Global in our Asset Services division and showcases our ability to deliver multi-disciplinary integrated solutions for Tier One customers.”

SIMPEC to help with plant handover at Tianqi Lithium’s Kwinana plant

SIMPEC has added to its existing scope of works at the Tianqi Lithium-owned lithium hydroxide process plant (LHPP1) in Kwinana, Western Australia, with a new A$5 million ($3.34 million) contract to carry out structural, mechanical, piping, and electrical and instrumentation work at the operation.

This work, which comes on top of the pyromet piping installation contract the WestStar Industrial subsidiary was awarded by lead contractor MSP Engineering in 2018, will assist Tianqi with the handover of the plant to the operations team.

SIMPEC Managing Director, Mark Dimasi, said: “This award is a true reflection of our team’s performance to date on the LHPP1 project. An outstanding effort by everyone involved. I personally would like to thank all the MSP Engineering personnel for supporting our team over the past 10 months and Tianqi Lithium Kwinana for backing the incumbent SIMPEC site team.”

This new contract builds on previously announced extensions during the company’s 2020 financial year and brings contract awards received during the first half of this period to circa-A$23 million.