OUTOTEC OYJ PRESS RELEASE, MARCH 24, 2009 AT 10.30 AM
Outotec has won service contracts in Chile and Canada
Outotec has won several service contracts for industrial and maintenance services in Chile and Canada. The total value of these services is approximately EUR 15 million.
The orders include:
- industrial services for Codelco's Minera Gaby copper mine in northern Chile including maintenance and cleaning services for five years,
- maintenance and cleaning services for Xstrata's Altonorte smelter and sulfuric acid plant in northern Chile during three years, and
- smelting furnace rebuild services for Vale Inco's nickel smelter located in Sudbury, Canada.
The services will be provided by Outotec Auburn, a new unit focusing on maintenance services and acquired by Outotec in late 2008.
"We have invested strongly in the development of the Services business. These contracts demonstrate that our work is bearing fruit. Outotec Auburn has a strong presence in Canada and Chile, but with Outotec's large network of sales and service centers the unit has good opportunities to grow its business globally", notes Tapani Järvinen, CEO of Outotec.
For further information please contact:
Kalle Härkki, Senior Vice President - Services and After Sales
tel. +358 20 529 2901, +358 40 513 3383
Eila Paatela, Vice President - Corporate Communications
tel. +358 20 529 2004, +358 400 817198