Simpec awarded piping contract for Kwinana plant

WestStar Industrial’s engineering contractor business Simpec has been awarded its largest contract to date from MSP at the Tianqi Lithium Kwinana LHPP1 process plant in Kwinana, Western Australia
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Rendering of Pyromet area at the Tianqi Lithium Kwinana LHPP1 process plant in Kwinana, Western Australia

The award of the Pyromet piping installation contract, which totals A$8 million (US$5.8 million), follows on from previous work for MSP at the Talison Lithium CGP2 project in Greenbushes, Western Australia.

MSP is the head contractor for the design and construction of the Tianqi Lithium Kwinana LHPP1 project. The production of lithium hydroxide monohydrate (LHM) will be from an integrated lithium hydroxide process plant (LHPP) that will process spodumene ore from the Talison Greenbushes operation, which is 51% owned by Tianqi. The plant will have a total output of 48,000t/y upon completion.

Mark Dimasi, managing director of Simpec, said: "This significant award is a true reflection of our team's performance to date. It recognises an outstanding effort in not just tendering, but project delivery and places Simpec in a great position for future work in this field. I personally would like to thank all the MSP personnel for supporting our team to help deliver such a prestigious project."

Bert Mondello, director of WestStar Industrial, added: "With this award, Simpec has further demonstrated its immense value to the group - with all divisions now winning significant pieces of work and growing exponentially. This award will no doubt place Simpec in a strong position to win further work and larger contracts. With a strong pipeline and increased tendering activity, we are confident that further awards will result early next year."