Lithium Mining - Fluor EPC Expertise

Fluor is an industry EPC leader in lithium mining and process development of lithium-bearing sedimentary ore deposits, with in-depth expertise in metallurgical test work, pilot plant programs, and overall optimization of projects' process flowsheets.

Lithium mining sites include both hard rock deposits, such as pegmatite deposits, and brine deposits, such as salt lake brines, geothermal, and salt water.

Fluor draws on its expertise in mining processes, unit operations, and global mining project execution to offer a full range of services, from feasibility studies and engineering through program management, procurement, fabrication, and construction.

Typical unit operations include:

  • Ore handling, sizing, and storage
  • Vat leaching
  • Evaporation and crystallization
  • Lithium carbonate circuit
  • Lithium hydroxide circuit
  • Auxiliary units – acid plants, reagents, utilities, and power