Work at Pilgangoora is now well underway with Engenium continuing to play an important role as the project management consultant, assisting Pilbara Minerals (ASX: PLS) deliver their flagship 100% owned Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum Project (PLTP).   

Located 120 km from Port Hedland in Western Australia’s resource-rich Pilbara region, the project is readily accessible by road, with access to existing infrastructure, including port facilities.

With the project fully funded and major equipment and construction packages committed, the work site is rapidly transforming as road upgrades, camp construction, bulk earthworks and the process plant EPC contractor commence site work.   

Having celebrated the opening of the first stage of the camp, completion of initial bulk earthworks for the process plant pads and mobilisation of the process plant’s EPC contractor to site, the project is set for delivery of first product in Q2 2018. 

Continuing development of head works including communications, water and power infrastructure are advancing ahead of the construction and longer term operational requirements.

Brian de Swardt, Director of Engenium and Project Manager for the PLTP, said the integrated delivery team in West Perth, the construction management team on site and the design team located at Engenium’s head office have put in a colossal effort to get the project to this point.

“Engenium are fortunate to have an experienced project delivery team, and ‘Catalyst’ our project delivery system, enabling Pilbara Minerals to rapidly progress from the study phase into full execution as an integrated owner’s team. 

When required Engenium has helped to progress the detailed engineering design of the bulk earthworks and certain non-process infrastructure packages, providing multi-disciplinary engineering support to Pilbara Minerals. 

The integrated owners team has proven to be a successful delivery model, with resources and experience from each organisation dovetailing to provide relevant expertise and maximum benefit across the various delivery areas”, said Brian de Swardt.   

A recent animation of the site gives those not familiar with Pilgangoora an appreciation of the resource, the site and an overview of the future processing facility.

You can view the video below, or visit the Pilbara Minerals website for more information.