OUTOTEC OYJ PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Outotec to modernize Mexicana de Cobre's copper smelter
Outotec has signed a contract for a turn-key project with Mexicana de Cobre S.A. de C.V. for the modernization of La Caridad copper flash smelter located at Sonora, Mexico. The investment of this project is around EUR 30 million.
La Caridad copper smelter, built in the 1980s uses Outotec® Flash Smelting technology. Outotec's scope of modernization work includes refractory demolition and equipment deliveries such as modern Outotec proprietary feeding system, concentrate burner, furnace cooling system and process control. Outotec provides project and construction management, commissioning and start up supervision services. Once completed during the last quarter of 2013 the modernized smelter will be able to reach a higher production capacity and energy-efficient metals recovery without increasing emission levels.
"Mexicana de Cobre was convinced by Outotec's capabilities regarding the renowned Flash Smelting technology and our shut-down expertise. We believe that with this combination, supported by our local knowledge and global resource network, there are various opportunities for sustainable smelter renovation and modernization jobs around the world", notes Outotec CEO Pertti Korhonen.
For further information please contact:
Jari Rosendal, President - Non-ferrous Solutions business area
Tel. +358 20 529 2700
Eila Paatela, Director - Corporate Communications
Tel. +358 20 529 2004, mobile +358 400 817198