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FLSmidth to supply technology package for Argentinian lithium facility

The design of the facility. Image copyright FLSmidth.
The design of the facility. Image copyright FLSmidth.

FLSmidth is to provide engineering, equipment and services to the Sales de Jujuy Olaroz lithium facility in Argentina under a DKK200 million order.

The FLSmidth technology includes a clarifier, Pneumapress filters, Shriver filter press, OTG polishing filters and a pyromet dryer package. The package also covers other equipment such as the reactors, ion exchange, pneumatic transport system and a bagging package.

FLSmidth will also provide site services including installation supervision, commissioning and training.

The new lithium extraction facility will provide technical-grade lithium carbonate which will be used to produce battery cathodes for the growing electric vehicle market.

“Following our involvement in extensive process design at Olaroz, we are very excited Sales de Jujuy has entrusted FLSmidth to supply technologies for their new, world-class lithium extraction plant in Argentina,” said Mikko Keto, Mining president, FLSmidth.

Equipment delivery will begin shortly and the contract will be completed by end of 2022.