Whittens has been awarded its sixth major contract for 2017, with RCR Tomlinson Ltd (ASX: RCR) on the Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum Mine.


Whittens’ scope of work involves concrete construction of Primary / Secondary Crushing, Tertiary Crushing (Wet Screening), Wet Processing, Spodumene Concentration Dressing and Processing Plant Services. 


The contract is valued circa $10m, includes the installation of 5,800 cubic metres of concrete, and will see Whittens delivering the works from September 2017 through to January 2018. 


CEO Louise Whitten said, “We are very pleased to be part of such a significant project; this contract award validates the commitment of our people and further cements our position in Western Australia as the leading self-perform construction and services partner to the mining industry.” 


Pilbara Minerals’ 100%-owned Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum Project, located 120km from Port Hedland in Western Australia’s resource-rich Pilbara region, is one of the biggest new lithium ore (spodumene) deposits in the world, with a globally significant hard rock spodumene resource.