Fluor Awarded Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management Services Contract for Iluka’s Eneabba Rare Earths Refinery in Australia
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Image is a 3D model of Iluka’s Eneabba Phase 3, a fully integrated rare earths refinery. Fluor is the engineering, procurement and construction management contractor with construction expected to begin in 2022, and first production scheduled for 2025. (Photo: Business Wire)
Fluor will complete the front-end engineering design and execute the EPCM services to deliver the refinery. The completed refinery will produce both light and heavy rare earth oxides including neodymium, praseodymium, dysprosium and terbium, which are essential to global electrification. It will have a feed capacity of approximately 55,000 tonnes per annum to produce an estimated 17,500 tonnes per annum of rare earth oxides and will be capable of processing rare earth feedstocks sourced from both Iluka’s portfolio and from a range of potential third party concentrate suppliers.
“Rare earths are critical minerals that provide key inputs to a broad range of technologies including the permanent magnets that are essential for electric vehicles and renewable energy infrastructure,” said
“The Eneabba rare earths refinery has the potential to become a strategic hub for the downstream processing of Australia’s rare earth resources. Fluor is pleased to be selected as a trusted partner to deliver this strategic project for Iluka. Fluor will build on its successful long-term project delivery experience in