Fluor achieves EPC completion for Albemarle lithium conversion project in China
When complete, the facility will produce 50,000 tons of lithium hydroxide per year
Fluor Corporation announced today that it has achieved substantial engineering completion for Albemarle’s Lithium Conversion project in China.
Fluor is providing engineering, procurement and construction management services for the facility. Lithium is an essential precursor material for high performance lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. When complete, the facility will produce 50,000 tons of lithium hydroxide per year.
“We are off to a great start on this project as the team has achieved more than 3 million safe hours,” said Jim Breuer, group president, Energy Solutions, Fluor Corporation. “We are excited to work on this important project that will expand Albermarle’s position as an industry leader in lithium and lithium derivatives, one of the highest growth markets in the specialty chemicals sector.”
The project site is located in Meishan City in the Sichuan Province of China. Fluor’s Shanghai, China, operations center is leading the project.