OUTOTEC OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE, JANUARY 21, 2011 AT 9.00 AM
Outotec to deliver copper smelting technology and services to RTB Bor in Serbia
Outotec has signed a contract with SNC-Lavalin, a Canadian engineering and construction company, to design and deliver a new copper flash smelting furnace and related services to RTB Bor's smelter in Serbia. The contract value exceeds EUR 60 million.
RTB Bor is currently operating an old reverb type copper smelter and plans to replace it with Outotec® Flash Smelting Furnace, which will significantly improve the environmental performance of the plant.
Outotec's turnkey delivery includes engineering and license for a new flash smelting furnace, equipment supplies, procurement, as well as construction and commissioning services. The project is scheduled for completion in late 2013 and the new facility will produce annually 80,000 tons of copper anode while reducing liquid and gaseous emission levels to European standards.
"This contract demonstrates the strong drive for sustainability in the metallurgical industry. Outotec® Flash Smelting technology is the cleanest method available for the treatment of copper sulfide ores. In addition, it provides considerable savings in energy consumption compared to other corresponding technologies. With a mission of sustainable use of Earth's natural resources, we are continuously developing our technologies and services to help our customers, such as RTB Bor, provide a healthier environment for the citizens", says Outotec CEO Pertti Korhonen.
For further information please contact:
Jari Rosendal, President - Non-ferrous Solutions
tel. +358 20 529 2700
Eila Paatela, Director - Corporate Communications
tel. +358 20 529 2004, +358 400 817 198
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