Albemarle Corporation is a world leader in transforming essential resources into critical ingredients for mobility, energy, connectivity, and health.
From modest beginnings more than 100 years ago, Albemarle today leverages its strengths across lithium and bromine, partnering with customers to pioneer new pathways for modern living and a sustainable future.
Headquartered in the United States, with an employee base of 7,000 and growing. Albemarle produces materials and technology critical to a resilient world and the transition to a carbon-free economy. Our energy storage business, including our world class Australian assets, provides lithium for electric vehicles (EVs) and the storage of renewable energy (grid storage).
In 2022, nearly four million new Electric Vehicles were produced, powered by Albemarle lithium. The Company’s ambitious growth strategy saw the successful delivery of projects on five continents in 2022.
Albemarle is Australia’s largest lithium producer and manufacturer. We produce sustainable, value-added lithium product at our world-leading processing plant, near Bunbury in Western Australia’s South West.
The Kemerton Lithium Hydroxide Processing Plant was completed in 2022 with two processing trains. It is the most modern plant of its type in the world. Albemarle’s construction of Kemerton, and its $2 billion expansion, is the largest investment by any company in Australian downstream lithium manufacturing.
With expansion to four processing trains now underway, Kemerton’s production capacity will increase from 50,000 metric tonnes of lithium hydroxide per annum to 100,000 metric tonnes per year. This is enough to support the manufacturing of around 2.4 million electric vehicles annually. Production is fed by the world-class Greenbushes lithium mine, also in the South West.
Albemarle also holds strategic investments in lithium mining in Western Australia including:
The Talison Joint Venture Greenbushes lithium mine in the South West
- The largest hard-rock lithium mine in the world
- 240km south of Perth
The MARBL Joint Venture’s Wodgina lithium mine in the Pilbara
- Co-owned with Mineral Resources Ltd
- 1,530 km from Perth, 120km from Port Hedland
In Australia Albemarle produces lithium hydroxide product.
Kemerton and the Kemerton Expansion Project
The construction, operations and expansion of Kemerton have established a new advanced manufacturing industry in WA’s South West and boosted the local and State economies.
Kemerton Processing Trains 1 and 2
- Transitioning to 100% Albemarle ownership
- Over $1.5 billion capex
- Construction completed 2022
- Commissioning and product qualification underway
- Lithium hydroxide exported by sea
- Nearly 500 operations staff – 90% local employees.
Processing Trains 3 and 4
- Final investment decision taken in May 2023
- Construction underway
- Creating over 1,000 construction jobs
- Will require nearly 400 additional operations workers.
To support its expansion workforce, Albemarle is building the $140 million Paris Grove workforce accommodation village at nearby Australind to house the construction workforce which can’t be recruited locally. Paris Grove’s high quality amenities will be essential to attract the additional skilled workforce required, and the village is designed to help limit pressure on availability of local housing and accommodation.
Our Employee Benefits:
A range of BENEFITS is available to eligible employees at Albemarle Australia’s world class Kemerton Lithium Hydroxide Processing Plant and in our Perth corporate and Kemerton Expansion Project offices.
Employees whose contracts make them eligible, can enjoy:
A Private Health Insurance Subsidy:
This subsidy, via reimbursement, provides up to $1,500 AUD each year towards the cost of private health insurance premiums for the employee and their eligible dependents.
An Employee Assistance Program:
To support employee wellbeing, and that of immediate family members, we provide access to specialist provider services covering Nutrition and Lifestyle, Money Assist, Family Assist, Legal Assist, Specialist Eldercare Helpline, Disability and Career’s Helpline, Domestic and Family Violence Helpline.
Albemarle makes superannuation contributions of 12% of base salary to a nominated eligible choice fund.
Opportunity to purchase a motor vehicle through a Novated Lease Arrangement with SG Fleet.
A Professional Membership:
We will reimburse annual membership dues/fees for one professional body directly relevant to work within our company.
Life Insurance and Income Protection Insurance:
Full time and Part time employees of Albemarle are entitled to Life Insurance and Income Protection -dependent on position held.
Our Sustainable Approach
Striving for a sustainable future takes resilience, and it brings into sharper focus the way we live and the way we consume. Albemarle understands that we need to help our communities to keep moving forward while also being mindful of what we leave behind. Our goal is to respectfully serve both people and planet and our mission is to help create a more resilient world.
Our Community Impact
Albemarle invests in community by supporting the efforts of many local groups and initiatives, adding vibrancy, helping to build capacity, and making a more resilient world.
Providing practical support to the communities in and around where we operate is a key priority for us, and we do this through Albemarle’s dedicated Community Grants Program. The program funds and advances positive local initiatives across the areas of Education, Environment & Sustainability, and Health & Culture.
As a global company with new interests and operations throughout Western Australia, we are committed to a journey throughout the life of our business to build and maintain strong, positive and constructive relationships with Indigenous Australians.
We are working to develop a comprehensive Reconciliation Action Plan, and a range of initiatives to boost Indigenous employment and training opportunities with Albemarle Australia