ARKANSAS Standard Lithium Ltd. is considering constructing a direct lithium extraction and lithium hydroxide plant at its 27,000-acre TETRA Property in the Smackover Formation area of Columbia and Lafayette Counties. The project scope includes construction of brine supply and injection wells and pipelines; purchase and erection of structural steel; and purchase and installation of brine storage tanks, reactors, and sorbent loading, washing, stripping, polishing, crystallizers, filtration, bagging, flow and process control and loadout equipment. NORAM Engineering and Constructors Ltd. is performing a preliminary economic assessment and Hunt Guillot & Associates is providing preliminary engineering services for the project. The project is valued at $400 million. Standard Lithium Ltd., 375 Water St., Vancouver, BC V6B 5C6, Canada. IR#AR210503.
KENTUCKY House Foods America Corp. is planning to construct a tofu production facility on a 30-acre site at the Jefferson Riverport Industrial Park in Louisville. The project scope includes construction of a 350,000-sq-ft building and purchase and installation of soaking, grinding, heating, separating, coagulating, weighing, mixing, belt pressing, sterilization, cutting, packaging, sealing and pasteurizing equipment. Construction is expected to begin in 2022 and be completed in 2025. The facility will be used for the production of tofu and other soy-based food products. The estimated EPC cost is $146.3 million. House Foods America Corp., 7351 Orangewood Ave., Garden Grove, Calif., 92841. IR#KY210602.
OREGON Micro Systems Engineering Inc. is considering expanding its medical device manufacturing facility on its five-acre site in Lake Oswego. The project scope includes demolition of a building, construction of a new production building with cleanroom space, and purchase and installation of automated folding, underfilling, integration and testing equipment. A construction schedule will be developed following corporate approvals, which are expected by the end of 2021. MSEI, an affliate of BIOTRONIK and subsidiary of Micro Systems Technology Group, manufactures pacemakers, defibrillators and other implantable medical devices. The project is valued at between $10 million and $20 million. Micro Systems Engineering Inc., 6024 SW Jean Rd., Lake Oswego, 97035. IR#OR210504.