Strandline Resources has appointed Primero Group as its preferred contractor to build processing facilities at the Coburn mineral sands project in Western Australia.
The contract covers the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and performance testing of the Coburn relocatable wet concentration plant, mineral separation plant and associated processing circuits.
Primero will work with Downer Group subsidiary, Mineral Technologies in delivering the turn-key solution.
Strandline managing director Luke Graham said Primero’s appointment had marked another key step in its strategy to bring Coburn into production.
The wet processing plant is designed to beneficiate ilmenite, leucoxene, rutile, zircon and monazite and reject the non-valuable minerals through gravity separation and classification.
The rich heavy mineral concentrate produced from the plant will then be transported to the mineral separation plant and stockpiled.
Primero has started front end engineering design activities in preparation for the construction.
The agreement follows Strandline’s $18.5 million raising to advance early works development activities at Coburn.
It is the latest among Strandline’s recent contract spree at the Coburn project, including a mining services contract and a contract to design and construct mobile dozer mining units awarded to Macmahon and Piacentini & Son, respectively.