Pilgangoora takes shape
Pilbara Minerals has awarded another raft of contracts as the ramp-up of its $234 million Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project takes shape.
The company announced on Monday last week the approval of the second stage of a $148 million contract for RCR Tomlinson to build a processing plant on site.
NRW Holdings, which won the bulk earthworks contract for Pilgangoora last month, has started clearing and site works ahead of major construction activities in August.
Pilbara Minerals said a joint venture between Njamal Services and Pilbara Resource Group had won a contract for site works associated with stage two of the workers’ camp, which would see the initial 60-room installation be expanded to cater for 300 people.
Action Industrial Catering, in a joint venture with Njamal Services, has been hired on a three-year contract to provide camp management, catering and maintenance services for the camp.
Pilbara Minerals is targeting the commissioning of Pilgangoora in March next year, with first shipments planned from the second quarter. Pilgangoora will eventually produce 330,000 tonnes a year of spodumene concentrate.