Kerman will construct a 50,000 tonne storage facility at the port.

Kerman wins $24m lithium contract

Thursday, 23 August, 2018 - 14:38

Kerman Contracting has won a $23.5 million contract with Talison Lithium to build a bulk storage facility at the inner harbour of the Port of Bunbury.

Under the contract, Applecross-based Kerman will construct a 50,000 tonne storage facility with associated material handling circuits.

The facility will be used to store spodumene concentrate from the Greenbushes mine, located 90 kilometres south-east of the port.

Greenbushes is the world’s largest source of lithium, producing about 649,000 tonnes of concentrate in 2017.

“We are very pleased to secure this construction contract directly with Talison Lithium and it complements our company’s strong focus on the significant expansion of the Lithium Industry in Western Australia,” managing director Chris Kerman said.

Kerman is also building a new crushing and screening circuit for MSP Engineering at Talison’s mine expansion project at Greenbushes, along with another contract under MSP for the design and construction of non-process facility at Tianqi’s new lithium hydroxide plant in Kwinana.

Mr Kerman said the company’s work package supports its diversified approach into the infrastructure, resources, utilities and agriculture sectors.