TANTALITE EXPANSION PROJECT
Client: SONS OF GWALIA
Project value: $22m
Location: Wodgina, Western Australia
MSP role: Engineering design, procurement and construction of Sons of Gwalia’s tantalite operations at Wodgina.
Contract type: EPCM contract
Project timing: Construction start 1998, Commissioning start 1999
MSP was engaged to design and construct the first stage of expansion of Sons of Gwalia’s Wodgina Tantalite Operation, comprising a 100 tonnes per hour gravity grinding circuit, three stage crushing circuit, package power station and all associated infrastructure.
The project was successfully completed within budget and over a 14 month timeframe, and positioned the Wodgina operations as the world’s second largest producer of tantalum concentrate at that time.