Clough Appointed to Design and Construct First Alcore Production Plant

Clough is pleased to announce it has been appointed by Australian Bauxite Limited to design and construct its first Alcore production plant in New South Wales.

CEO and Managing Director, Peter Bennett, said “Clough is a pioneering engineering and construction company and our expertise with technology readiness, front end engineering and EPC delivery will ensure a smooth transition for Alcore from the lab research stage to their first commercial plant.”

Welcoming Clough to this project, Phillip Hall, Alcore’s Chief Operating Officer, commented: “Clough is an ideal partner for Alcore. Clough is well known for its commitment to safety and sustainability, whilst optimising productivity and costs at every phase of a project”

Alcore is a 90%-owned subsidiary of Australian Bauxite Limited (“ABx”) that has the global exclusive rights to the aluminium-related portion of CORE Technology (Patent Application).  After six months of test work, Alcore has committed to construct the first commercial plant whereby by-products from aluminium smelters will be converted into Aluminium Fluoride (“AlF3”) which can be sold back to the smelters as an essential electrolyte for smelting.

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About Clough

Clough is a pioneering engineering and construction company established in 1919. Clough delivers challenging high performing assets for the infrastructure, mining, and energy industries underpinned by a dedication to problem solving and getting the job done safely and efficiently. Today, Clough manages a global workforce of over 2000 people from operating centres across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Asia, Africa, UK, and North America that strive for the best in everything, setting new safety and performance benchmarks every single day.

Clough is a wholly owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, a multinational group that focusses its expertise on delivering sustainable and fit-for-purpose project engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance solutions. The Group delivers its capabilities into three global market sectors: metals & minerals; oil & gas, and power & water.

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