The Kathleen Valley Lithium Project in Western Australia has chosen Lycopodium to supply their engineering, procurement, construction management (EPCM) and commissioning services.
The contract is valued at about $35 million based on the agreed scope. It is consistent with the assumptions in the company’s definitive feasibility study (DFS), and includes fixed and reimbursable portions to ensure greater cost certainty for project engineering.
Lycopodium has substantial global mineral processing and project delivery experience and has been involved with the project since 2018.
They will leverage their current engagements on lithium projects to provide Liontown with an integrated engineering, construction and commissioning solution for the project.
Lycopodium has been providing the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) services under a preliminary services agreement, since the completion of the DFS. This has enabled the company to award more than 75 per cent of mechanical equipment long-lead items, as well as total process plant and non-process infrastructure packages with an estimated value of $103m.
The contract is a substantial expansion for the Kathleen Valley project.
“We are delighted to have appointed a company of Lycopodium’s stature and capability, building on their long-standing involvement with the Kathleen Valley Project in overseeing test work, piloting and design since 2018,” said Liontown managing director Tony Ottaviano.
The Kathleen Valley lithium project is of global significance and will supply vital battery minerals to the burgeoning electric vehicle and energy storage industries.
“Having worked with Liontown through the evaluation and study stages, we are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to continue into the engineering and construction phase of this exciting project,” said Lycopodium managing director Peter De Leo.