Nordec has been selected as the provider and installer of steel constructions and load-bearing roof sheets at the production building of Sibanye-Stillwater’s Keliber lithium refinery

Nordec Group Corporation press release 2 June 2023 at 9.00

Nordec has been selected as the provider and installer of steel constructions and load-bearing roof sheets at the production building of Sibanye-Stillwater's Keliber lithium refinery

Nordec Oy, owned wholly by Nordec Group Corporation, and Keliber Technology Oy signed a construction agreement for Sibanye-Stillwater’s Keliber lithium refinery steel construction and load-bearing roof sheet production and installation. The size of the project is 2 800 tons of steel construction and 11 000 square meters of load-bearing roof sheets. Both contract parties have jointly agreed that the value of the contract is not to be disclosed.

Keliber is an advanced lithium project, located in Kaustinen and Kokkola, Finland. The Keliber lithium project aims to be the first European producer of battery-grade lithium hydroxide from its own mined ore reserves. Keliber is a subsidiary of Sibanye-Stillwater, a multinational mining and metals processing Group, with Finnish Minerals Group as the second largest shareholder, a state-owned company developing the value chain of lithium-ion batteries. The Keliber lithium refinery is expected to supply the first integrated, regionally produced lithium into the European green energy ecosystem. The competitive regional positioning of this project, with its strong ESG credentials, is set to deliver the greenest primary lithium into the growing European battery market.

The foundation stone laying of the Keliber lithium refinery in Finland was held on Thursday 11th May 2023. Nordec’s work at the site will start on the week 27. Nordec is expected to finalize their part of the construction project in February 2024. 

Nordec has already participated in the project development phase together with the customer and the developer to find optimal solutions. The project has some unique traits compared to other similar projects, as part of the constructions will be made with various fabrication units and partners. Cooperation of the stakeholders involved in the fabrication of the steel structures is an important role for the scheduling of the project and ensuring the execution of the project with correct timetable.


“We are proud to be selected as provider and construction partner for Keliber in this lithium refinery construction project. We have previous experience in the green transition projects, which provides us knowledge to support our customer’s strategy execution with our project team of dedicated professionals, says Pasi Parkkinen, Senior Vice President, Industry & Bridges Business unit of Nordec Group”

Further information:

Pasi Parkkinen, Senior Vice President, Industry & Bridges Business Unit

Tel: +358 44 078 9237


Mr. Magnus Thelm, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Tel: +46 70 983 3412

Information on Nordec

Nordec Group Corporation is one of the leading providers of steel frame structure solutions for construction projects in the Nordic countries of Finland, Sweden and Norway with a strong position in the Central and Eastern European countries of Poland, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Nordec has a long experience in designing, manufacturing and installing frame structures and bridges. The main raw material used by Nordec in its construction structures is steel. Nordec’s offering comprises multi-storey, single-storey, heavy industry, and bridge solutions.

Nordec’s revenue for the financial period ended December 31, 2022 was EUR 310,0 million and adjusted EBITDA EUR 17,4 million.

More information about Nordec can be found on the Company’s website at


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