GR Engineering wins Kathleen Valley EPC contract

Liontown Resources has executed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with GR Engineering Services for the delivery and commissioning of a paste plant facility to support the underground lithium operations at its Kathleen Valley project in Western Australia.

The miner said the paste plant will include two trains capable of producing up to 160 cubic metres of paste per hour and has been designed to accommodate future expansion of mining operations to 4 million tonnes per annum. 

“We are pleased to award the contract for the design and construction of the paste plant, which will support and further de-risk the planned underground production rates at Kathleen Valley,” said Liontown MD and CEO Tony Ottaviano. 

“GRES has designed and constructed multiple paste plant facilities throughout Western Australia and the GRES team has mobilised and commenced initial works at Kathleen Valley.”

The A$71 million EPC contract is a standalone project, with the second train brought forward to provide latent capacity to derisk underground mining operations, enable water recovery and to capture cost economies associated with constructing the two trains together. 

GRES have progressed the design, procurement and initial site works under an early works agreement to ensure timely delivery of the paste plant.

Kathleen Valley is a Tier-1 battery metals asset located in an established mining region about 60 kilometres north of Leinster and 680 km northeast of Perth.

Source: Liontown Resources

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