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Head contract awarded for $382M metal project

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A mining service provider has won the primary tender for a $382 million exotic metal mine in southwest Australia.

Mondium recently secured the engineering, procurement and construction contract for Talison Lithium’s Greenbushes Lithium Mine, 250km south of Perth.

QMEB can reveal the deal worth $100 million is the Mondium’s largest ever contract.

The agreement involves designing, engineering, procuring and building a new tailing retreatment processing plant at the mine site. Namely, Mondium will oversee the detailed earthworks, concrete works, structural, platework, electrical and instrumentation works and controls.

The project still needs final approval from authorities before construction can start. Work is expected to end in June 2020.

About 800 construction jobs are expected to be created plus an additional 500 operational positions. No jobs are advertised yet but they will be listed on Mondium’s careers website. Mondium is part of the Monadelphous Group.

“We are excited to have been awarded such a significant contract and look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Talison Lithium,” Mondium director Bob Osmetti said in a public statement.

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