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Four contracts awarded for part of a $216M mining project

Kalium Lakes
Kalium Lakes

An exploration company has awarded four tenders for part of its $216 million mining development in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Kalium Lakes recently awarded K-UTEC and Ebner the engineering and procurement contract for its Key Purification Plant Project at its Beyondie Sulphate of Potash Project, 160km southeast of Newman.

The deal involves designing and supplying the process plant, supervising the equipment installation and commissioning the plant.

Ebner has started advertising openings on its Asia Pacific careers website for mechanical fitters, locksmiths, assembly electricians, electrical design engineers, mechanical design engineers, and training programs for senior staff.

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Three more tenders awarded

In addition to this, DRA Global won awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management contract for the overall project delivery.

The company is already hiring a senior project manager and lead mechanical engineer with more to come on its Seek profile page: seek.com.au/DRA-Global-jobs

Maschinenfabrik Koppern GmbH & Co. KG secured the compaction plant for production of granular sulphate of potash.

Firm Construction will provide work health and safety implementation across the greater project in accordance with the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner.

Value of contracts exceeds $60M

QMEB can reveal these contracts are worth more than a combined $60 million. The contracts will allow early work to begin and the full scope subject to a final investment decision.

Construction will take 15 months and production is scheduled to begin in the year 2020.

“Companies with sulphate of potash-specific experience and capabilities are hard to find, especially when looking for those that have taken projects from design into execution, then on to production,” Kalium Lakes chief development officer Rudolph van Niekerk said in a public statement. “We have spent a significant amount of time and effort ensuring we selected the right partners to deliver each of the important ingredients for a successful, integrated project.”

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