Agrimin has awarded Kerman Contracting the engineering design contract for the Wyndham Port facility in Western Australia that will support its Mackay potash project.
This follows Agrimin’s recent selection of a suitable site at Wyndham Port for the proposed facility.
The facility is planned to include a truck unloading hopper, covered storage sheds, granulation equipment, workshops and offices.
Wyndham Port is a key part of the Mackay potash project, which is based at Lake Mackay in northern WA, the largest undeveloped sulphite of potash (SOP)-bearing salt lake in the world.
Comprising 12 tenements and spanning a total area of 4370 square kilometres, the project is based on extracting SOP mineralisation, dissolved in the lake’s brine.
Agrimin selected Kerman based on its suitable experience and capabilities to design and construct these aspects of the facility.
Kerman has launched the engineering design for the definitive feasibility study at Lake Mackay and geotechnical and topographic programs have taken place at the site.
Agrimin intends to appoint a separate contractor for the design and construction of the barge loading facility.
Established in 1981, Kerman specialises in non-process infrastructure, processing plants, bulk storage and materials handling facilities, industrial facilities and accommodation villages.
Other projects Kerman has overseen include the Nammuldi below water table non-process infrastructure and explosives compound, Sino Iron civil and concrete works and the Yarnima project structural, mechanical, piping completion works.