OUTOTEC OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE, MAY 17, 2010 AT 9.45 AM
Outotec to deliver a copper plant for Minera Lumina Copper in Chile
Outotec has agreed with Minera Lumina Copper S.A. on the delivery of a copper solvent extraction and electrowinning plant for the Caserones project, located in high mountains in northern Chile. The contract value is approximately EUR 65 million.
Outotec´s scope covers engineering, technology and proprietary equipment supplies, construction, commissioning and performance tests.
The Caserones copper plant will incorporate latest Outotec® technologies, such as solvent extraction with Vertical Smooth Flow (VSF) technology and tank farm, as well as electrowinning using Outotec® permanent cathode, acid mist capture and stripping technologies. Outotec´s delivery time for the plant, which is designed to produce 30,000 tonnes of copper cathodes annually, will be 30 months.
"Many mining companies are now exploring lower grade ore-bodies and are looking for technologies, which allow economical utilization of those resources. With an average copper grade of 0.34%, the Caserones deposit is a good example of this development. Outotec® sustainable technologies offer low energy consumption and minimum operating costs, making it a viable solution for the customer ", explains Pertti Korhonen, President and CEO of Outotec.
For further information please contact
Felipe Viguera, General Manager - Outotec Chile
tel + 56 2 3362121
Eila Paatela, Vice President - Corporate Communications
tel + 358 20 529 2004 , +358 400 817198
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