Kalium Lakes moves towards construction with purification plant contract

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Kalium Lakes has awarded G&S Engineering Services the contract for constructing the sulphate of potash (SOP) purification plant for its Beyondie project.

G&S is a wholly owned subsidiary of Queensland company DRA Global and provides management services across the engineering, construction, maintenance fields.

This comes after Kalium Lakes awarded three contracts earlier this week, to build the gas supply infrastructure at the project, ramping up its development.

The scope of the $20 million contract includes civil and concrete construction, assembling and erecting structural steel, assembling and installing mechanical equipment and platework, installing piping, electrical instrumentation and controls and wet and dry commissioning.

This contract award was completed as one of Kalium Lakes’ debt finance conditions, following several months of planning and negotiation.

“The DRA owned G&S Engineering Services was strategically selected to be the construction contractor for our project,” Kalium Lakes chief executive officer Rudolph van Niekerk said.

“(This is) to not only manage interface risk with DRA and Edtec, but also improve efficiency of information transfer.

“This strategy has already proven to be working, allowing building of relationships in an ‘early contractor involvement’ kind of environment, whereby constructability and planning is incorporated early into the design of the plant.”

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