Technip Energies has been awarded a Bankable Feasibility Study contract by Viridian Lithium for the construction of the first lithium refining and conversion plant in Europe. Located in Lauterbourg in France, the plant will produce up to 100,000 tonnes of Battery Grade lithium chemicals per year to enable a secure and sustainable battery supply chain for the transition to electric mobility. The contract consists in a Bankable Feasibility Study and a preferential right on the construction of the plant and its three foreseen extensions.Purified lithium chemicals are non-substitutable materials for lithium-ion batteries and are strategic materials for the European automotive industry. The Project will increase the supply chain autonomy of our electric vehicle industry. Lithium is one of the four key metals of the energy transition.Technip Energies is a leading Engineering & Technology company for the energy transition, with leadership positions in Liquefied Natural Gas, hydrogen and ethylene as well as growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and CO2 management.