Valmet will deliver a comprehensive package of critical valves and valve automation solutions to a lithium project run by Sibanye-Stillwater’s subsidiary Keliber Oy in Kokkola, Finland.
The order is included in Valmet’s orders received for the third quarter of 2023. Valmet’s full-scope delivery to the lithium project also includes the Valmet DNA automation system. The order was announced in April 2023.
The construction of the lithium refinery started in March 2023 and the production ramp-up is planned for the second half of 2025.
Valmet will supply the Keliber lithium refinery with mission-critical valves and valve automation solutions. The delivery includes Neles™ ball valves, segment valves, butterfly valves, and globe valves for on-off and control applications as well as Flowrox™ valve solutions for demanding conditions. The control valves are equipped with Neles™ ND9000 series valve controllers, which have the capability of advanced performance follow-ups and enable predictive maintenance planning activities.