JordProxa delivers crystallisation plants for global battery metal producers
Australia based JordProxa Pty Ltd has recently delivered crystallisation plants for two major
battery metal producers, solidifying its position in the growing new energy market.
JordProxa designed, fabricated and dispatched several large-scale orders to site, including an
evaporator and two crystallisation plants to lithium producer Albemarle in Western Australia, and
nickel sulphate, cobalt sulphate and ammonium sulphate crystallisation plants to Terrafame in
Finland. The modular plants are now being installed in Western Australia and installation is
underway on site in Finland with the last modules in transit.
JordProxa Managing Director John Warner says the rapid uptake of electric vehicles has led to
a surge in demand for battery chemicals and associated technologies.
“Battery chemical producers need a technology provider that can meet and exceed the
demands of product purity, with a focus on continued process improvement, to keep up with
changing product specifications,” said Dr Warner.
“JordProxa understands the process fundamentals that influence product quality through
evaporation and crystallisation. We combine the project delivery skills and global footprint of
Jord and Proxa and are perfectly positioned to deliver state of the art plant solutions for ultrapure
battery chemicals at large tonnage scales.”
“We leverage an established network of fabrication alliances and modular design capabilities.
This allows us to deliver key assemblies that are tested in the workshop before they are
dispatched and installed on site. Our aim is to optimise project delivery time while minimising
Jord International CEO Angus Holden says he is pleased the group is demonstrating its
technical and operational expertise in the new energy market.
“Our track record over 50 years of business demonstrates that we can successfully design and
build reliable plants with tangible process benefits.”
“In 2019, we delivered a nickel sulfate crystallisation plant to BHP Nickel West. This important
crystalliser work from JordProxa delivers on our goal of supporting clean energy technologies
and is generating a new long-term, sustainable revenue stream. It has helped our group achieve
a record revenue for the 2020 financial year, aided by other new areas of business including
enhanced minerals beneficiation and topside modules for offshore gas fields.”