Frankfurt, April 5, 2022
AMG Lithium has now finally entrusted EPC Group with the detail engineering for the battery grade lithium hydroxide upgrading plant in Bitterfeld. The contract was signed by the managing directors on March 29, 2022.
In addition to the usual financial, time and quality targets, the planning also focuses on specific environmental targets and occupational safety: extensive avoidance of wastewater, avoidance of product exposure and CO2 reduction through energy-efficient processes. Furthermore, both companies also intend to cooperate with each other on future projects in Bitterfeld and thus leverage synergies.
"With our decision in favor of the EPC Group, we deliberately selected a medium-sized family-owned company that has the necessary international project experience in chemical plant construction and is well networked in the region," summarizes Stefan Scherer, Managing Director of AMG Lithium. "Also, in the close cooperation of the last weeks and months, we have noticed that we agree very well in the definition of goals and that the two teams are focused on their implementation," both managing directors emphasize.
"We are pleased to continue to support AMG Lithium with our expertise in this challenging and future-oriented project," says Franz-Josef Willems, Managing Director of EPC Engineering & Technologies GmbH.
About AMG Lithium
AMG Lithium GmbH ("AMG Lithium"), is a subsidiary of Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. ("AMG"), a global group of companies in critical raw materials, mineral products and highly specialized furnace systems. With approximately 3,000 employees, annual sales of approximately US$1 billion, and manufacturing facilities in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the United States, China, Mexico, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka and Mozambique, AMG is at the forefront of CO2 reduction trends.
AMG Lithium is part of the AMG Clean Energy Materials division, which comprises AMG's recycling and mining activities for lithium, vanadium and tantalum, producing materials for infrastructure and energy storage solutions while reducing the carbon footprint of suppliers and customers. Based on spodumene deposits from AMG mining operations in Brazil, AMG Lithium strives to become the preferred supplier of battery-grade lithium hydroxide and next-generation high-performance battery materials for the European battery market. Frankfurt am Main is home to the company's headquarters and a state-of-the-art research and development laboratory for lithium-based battery materials.
About EPC Group
The EPC Group is a German family-owned company that has implemented more than 1000 modern industrial and chemical plant projects in over 40 countries worldwide, all of which have a common goal: the use of innovative technologies and production processes to enable the smooth and efficient operation of modern industrial plants. A team of over 220 qualified employees works on the development and implementation of reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly projects.