Albemarle chooses Metso equipment for world-class lithium project in Western Australia
Metso has been awarded a major contract to supply pyro-processing and comminution equipment for a new lithium hydroxide processing plant at Albemarle Corporation's Kemerton site near Bunbury in South Western Australia. The construction of this greenfield project started in January 2019 and production is scheduled to commence in 2021.
The plant will initially consist of three production trains, each producing 20,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) of lithium hydroxide, with a potential expansion to five trains that will see production increase to 100,000 tpa by around 2025. The plant will be supplied with lithium concentrate produced at the nearby Greenbushes mine.