Bechtel awarded EPCM for Thacker Pass

Lithium Americas, developer of the Thacker Pass project in Nevada’s Lithium Valley, has selected Bechtel for the complex’s engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract while all await the project’s final regulatory Record of Decision. Lithium Americas President and CEO Jonathan Evans said the selection of Bechtel is a “significant milestone” in advancing the Orovada, Nev., mine toward production. The…

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Lithium Americas opens technical development center

Lithium Americas held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in late July for its new Lithium Technical Development Center (LiTDC) in Reno, Nev., which was developed to demonstrate the chemical process designed for the miner’s Thacker Pass lithium project in an integrated process testing facility. The 30,000-square-foot LiTDC will support ongoing optimization work, confirm assumptions in the design and operational parameters, and provide…

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