MADRID, 9 Ago. (EUROPA PRESS) -
ACS, through its Australian subsidiary Cimic, has been awarded several new contracts in Australia for a combined amount of more than 600 million Australian dollars (360 million euros) in the field of mining and energy.
Specifically, its subsidiary UGL will provide construction services at a lithium hydroxide plant near Bunbury (Western Australia) for the Albemarle mining company.
This first contract will generate up to 400 jobs during the construction phase and revenue for UGL of more than 300 million Australian dollars (180 million euros), as reported by Cimic in a statement.
Albemarle is also expanding its operations by building two additional processing trains at its Kemerton plant, to increase production up to 100,000 metric tons per year of lithium hydroxide, supporting the manufacture of approximately 2.4 million electric vehicles annually.
UGL has recently been awarded four other $300 million contracts, most notably to provide electrical, mechanical and access services for Alcoa's bauxite and aluminum operations in Western Australia.
Likewise, he will carry out the planning and execution of the mechanical, electrical, access, insulation, coatings and fire protection instrumentation for an energy supplier in the facilities operated by the energy company Chevron Australia.
The last of the contracts is focused on asset conservation services at the facilities of an energy provider, whose name the company does not reveal.
"We are proud to increase our presence in Western Australia and to participate in the expansion of lithium refining and high-tech infrastructure, contributing to the construction of one of the largest lithium production facilities in the world, an element that is used for the electrification of transport, which is in line with our focus on sustainable mobility", stated the CEO of Cimic and ACS, Juan Santamaría.