Primero Group subsidiary NRW Holdings has been awarded an upgrade contract for Pilbara Minerals’ Pilgangoora Operations for an expansion of the Pilgan Plant outside of Port Hedland, Western Australia.

nrwThe scope of work for the A$62 million project includes upgrading the existing Pilgan lithium processing plant through the construction of a new Primary Rejection Facility and preliminary work in connection with a new crushing and ore sorting facility.

Primero will be responsible for detailed earth and concrete works associated with both the primary rejection and crushing and sorting facilities, together with structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation installation associated with the primary rejection facility.

Additionally, it will assist with shutdown, brownfields integration and commissioning support to tie the primary rejection facility into the existing Pilgan Plant.

“This contract builds on a long-term association between POPL and Primero that began with Primero’s involvement in the design and construction of the original Pilgan Plant,” said NRW managing director Jules Pemberton.
“We look forward to the successful completion of these works.”

The work is expected to begin this month and take about eight months.