Eftech International has won a contract with integrated, multi-disciplinary construction and engineering services provider Civmec as part of its scope of works on the MARBL Lithium Joint Venture’s Kemerton lithium hydroxide processing plant.
The plant is 60 per cent owned by a subsidiary of Albemarle Corporation.
The contract will see Eftech conducting hydrostatic pressure testing of all relevant Civmec infrastructure, as well as carrying out visual inspection of more than 24km of pipe infrastructure.
The scope of work for Eftech, scheduled to commence imminently, includes the development of an estimated 1,000 hydrostatic test-packs and associated documentation.
In addition, Eftech will provide services for the setup, flushing, pressure testing and controlled flange management during reinstatement of all piping systems constructed as part of Civmec’s scope of work.
The new facility, located at Kemerton near Bunbury in Western Australia, is set to have two processing trains.
Eftech International Managing Director Andrew Manning believes Australia’s emerging lithium market is gaining greater confidence to appoint local engineering operators.
“This project provides Eftech with a further opportunity to prove the value and effectiveness of the hydrostatic testing technology,” Mr Manning said.
“We are proud to be given the opportunity to work alongside and support Civmec, for whom we have enormous respect.”
Eftech Business Development Executive Craig Wilson said the company looked forward to enhancing its working relationships with Civmec.
“Having worked with Civmec previously on the delivery of specialised mechanical services for the INPEX LNG Project in Darwin, we are pleased to have the opportunity to further develop our relationship on the Kemerton project,” he said.