Altech Chemicals announced that a final construction contract for the Silumina Anodes pilot plant with Kuttner was executed. German engineering firm Kuttner has completed the final plant engineering design and cost estimation. The Basic Engineering phase has confirmed key design parameters, locking in key equipment capacities and validating operational criteria. Kuttner will immediately commence the procurement process, and construction of the pilot plant will follow when equipment begins arriving towards the back end of this year.The pilot plant will be established in Dock3 (leased warehouse space), next door to Altech’s land in Schwarze Pumpe Industrial Park in Saxony. The pilot plant is designed to produce 120kg per day of Silumina Anodes coated battery anode material, which will be made available to selected European battery manufacturers and auto-makers.Kuttner is a German-based industrial plant engineering and EPC contractor, with strong experience in design, procurement, project and construction management and plant commissioning across a range of industries. They have previously completed metallurgical plant, water and off-gas treatment projects in Germany.