Alltype secures additional SMPE&I contract for Lynas Rare Earths

Contract award continuing Lynas Rare Earth Process Facility works


  • Alltype Engineering awarded a new contract for the SMPE&I fabrication and installation of the Kiln Feed Hood and Waste Gas Treatment circuit at the Lynas Rare Earths Processing Facility in Kalgoorlie valued at ~A$33 million.
  • Major turnkey multidisciplinary project represents a continuation of the working relationship with Lynas Rare Earths based on successful execution of the rotary kiln contract.
  • The scope includes shop fabrication, SMP construction and E&I installation with commissioning and performance testing assistance.
  • Project value is the largest single contract award in Alltype’s 37 year history.
  • Works have commenced immediately and will be completed during FY23.

WestStar Industrial Limited (Company or WestStar) (ASX: WSI), an Australian industrial services company, operating in the energy, resources, utility and infrastructure sectors, in metropolitan and remote areas, pleased to advise its engineering construction contracting business, Alltype Engineering, has been awarded a new major contract valued at circa $33 Million by Lynas Rare Earths. 

 This contract further bolsters and contributes to the WestStar FY2023 order book and aligns with Alltype Engineering’s strategic plan to focus and deliver on major turnkey construction projects. This new award brings WestStar’s FY2023 consolidated Group contracted revenue to ~$120M.

Scope of Work

Lynas’ new Rare Earths Processing Facility in Kalgoorlie will treat rare earth concentrate from its Mt Weld mine to produce a mixed rare earth carbonate that is packaged and transported to Fremantle Port for export to the Lynas Malaysia advanced materials plant in Gebeng, Malaysia for further processing.

The contract awarded to Alltype Engineering encompasses the following scope:

  • Erection of the Feed Hood building and Stack Support tower;
  • Fabrication and erection of the Venturi & Scrubber building, Spray Tower and WESP building;
  • Fabrication and erection of stainless steel ductwork;
  • Erection of fibreglass reinforced plastic (FRP) ductwork;
  • Installation of mechanical equipment including pumps, horizontal agitators, fans, heat exchangers and overhead crane;
  • Erection of Venturi, emergency scrubber and other FRP vessels;
  • Erection of FRP Spray Tower;
  • Erection of 65 metre FRP Stack;
  • Installation of all service piping; and
  • Installation of all electrical and instrumentation works including cabling, infrastructure, and instruments.

The project contributes to Alltype Engineering’s continued presence on the Lynas Kalgoorlie site, and further strengthens the working relationship with Lynas Rare Earths.

Strategically, this project award further solidifies Alltype Engineering’s recognition as a Tier Two construction contractor within the mining, mineral processing and resources sector, leveraging off the proven self-execution multidiscipline construction capabilities of the company.

As quoted by Alltype Engineering’s Managing Director, Kelvin Andrijich:

“Our project team has done a fantastic job on the rotary kiln project to date, and we appreciate Lynas’ recognition of this performance and the positive collaboration between our companies, who are both focused on safe and efficient construction of this critical process plant infrastructure.”

WestStar Industrial Pty Ltd ASX Announcement | Alltype Engineering secures additional ~$33 million SMPE&I contract for Lynas Rare Earths - 11 October 2022

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