OUTOTEC OYJ PRESS RELEASE APRIL 2, 2014 at 10.00 AM
Outotec to deliver technology for Orbite Aluminae's high purity alumina plant in Canada
Outotec has agreed with Orbite Aluminae Inc. on the delivery of a new calcination system for Orbite's high purity alumina production facility located in Cap-Chat, Québec. The contract value is below EUR 10 million and it has been booked in Outotec's 2014 first quarter order intake.
Outotec's scope of delivery includes engineering and proprietary equipment for a specialized fluidized bed application of decomposing and calcining high purity alumina. The plant is scheduled to be commissioned in the beginning of 2015. This delivery complements the technology package Outotec has delivered to Orbite Aluminae during an earlier stage of this project in 2012.
High purity alumina, produced from aluminous clay, is used in a variety of high-end technology applications. Half of the world's annual production of ultra-pure alumina goes into producing synthetic sapphire which is used in fiber optics and, more recently, in LED lighting for home and automotive markets. It is also essential in various new applications in the electronics industry.
"We develop innovative and clean solutions for the specific needs of our customers who have unique technical and operational requirements. This project is a good example of our capabilities to support customers exploring niche markets from the early development of a project up to the end of their plant's lifetime", explains Robin Lindahl head of Metals, Energy & Water business area.
For further information please contact:
Robin Lindahl, President - Metals, Energy & Water business area
Tel. +49 6171 9693100
Eila Paatela, Director - Corporate Communications
Tel. +358 20 529 2004, mobile +358 400 817198