Project History



Detailed engineering and design for a pyrometallurgical plant to produce lithium hydroxide.


Wave were appointed due to their long history in the lithium industry, specialist engineering expertise in pyormet processing, and in-house lithium chemical expertise.

Wave completed the initial basic engineering design package to support capital and operating cost estimates, prior to being awarded the detailed design.

Wave achieved first concrete poured on site within 4 months from the commencement of basic engineering. The complete engineering package was completed in <12 months demonstrating spectacular schedule performance by Wave.

Wave have recently been engaged to complete detailed engineering for an expansion to a total installed capacity of 48,000 tpa of Lithium Hydroxide.

The capital value of Wave’s works is ~$500M.

Value Added

The project was delivered for one of the world’s leading lithium chemicals producers and establishes Wave as one of the independent few companies with such experience globally.