November 2021

Alltype Engineering has been awarded the contract for the erection and installation of the Rotary Kiln at Lynas Rare Earths Processing Facility in Kalgoorlie, valued at ~A$12 million.

The award of this project represents a significant milestone for Alltype Engineering, increasing its service offering to incorporate large rotating kiln installations.

Alltype Engineering Managing Director Kelvin Andrijich noted:

“During our FY21 strategic planning in 2020, we identified a niche market opportunity in the rotary kiln and rotating equipment installation space. It is very pleasing to see that the subsequent business case and execution of this strategy 12 months later has resulted in securing our first rotary kiln erection contract as part of the landmark Lynas Rare Earths Processing Facility development in Kalgoorlie.”

“We are pleased that Lynas has recognised the experience and capability of our delivery team, and the proven self-execution multidiscipline construction capability of Alltype Engineering in the gas, energy, petrochemical and minerals processing industries.”

“Alltype Engineering has previously undertaken balance of plant scopes around rotary kilns on operational mineral sands and lithium processing sites in the past and we are excited to now be completing the entire turnkey package in addition to those works.”

Lynas’ new Rare Earths Processing Facility in Kalgoorlie will treat rare earth concentrate from its Mt Weld mine to produce Rare Earth carbonate, which will be packaged and transported to Fremantle Port for export to the Lynas Malaysia Advanced materials Plant in Gebeng, Malaysia for further processing.

The award scope encompasses the following:

  • Erection of a six-metre diameter by 110m long, four pier kiln and all structural and all mechanical drive ancillaries;
  • Erection of discharge hood;
  • Fabrication and installation of discharge end building;
  • Fabrication and installation of dust chute from discharge and seal;
  • Erection of burner management systems and all ancillaries;
  • Fabrication and installation of primary leach overflow rubber lined hopper;
  • Installation of pumps, agitators, heat exchangers and all service piping; and
  • Installation of all electrical and instrumental works including cabling, infrastructure and instruments.

The project involves site establishment, remove area working conditions and logistics with a combination of local and FIFO workforce.

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