Tawana Resources and Alliance Mineral Assets Ltd have announced the commencement of an engineering, procurement and construction contract with Primero Group.
The agreement is to construct a 2 million tpy Dense Media Separation (DMS) circuit at Bald Hill Lithium and Tantalum Mine. The contract is a “lump sum, fixed price”, valued at AUS$30 million. Primero was chosen for their expertise in lithium projects, having recently commissioned a lithium plant in Western Australia and their involvement in several significant lithium projects. globally. It is anticipated that almost 200 people will be on site during the peak construction period at Bald Hill.
Tawana Managing Director Mark Calderwood commented: “This is another key milestone for the Project. We welcome Primero as an important partner of Tawana and AMAL and look forward to updating the market on the progress of the DMS plant. In addition, associated site works and construction has commenced and we remain committed and focussed on delivering lithium concentrate during the first Quarter of 2018.”
Primero Managing Director, Cameron Henry, said: “We are pleased to be working with Tawana and AMAL on this project and to be recognised for our complete turnkey design and construction capability and expertise in the lithium industry. Our team has been working closely with Tawana from the first testwork, through feasibility and now into project execution phase, providing a complete end to end service. The project development schedule for the Bald Hill Project remains on track to commence commissioning in 1Q18.”
The first shipment of Lithium is due for delivery in early 2017.