OUTOTEC OYJ PRESS RELEASE JUNE 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Outotec agrees operation and maintenance service contract with South African Kalagadi Manganese
Outotec has agreed a three-year operation and maintenance contract with South African Kalagadi Manganese Pty Ltd for the new manganese sinter plant located in Hotazel in the country's Northern Cape province. The contract value is approximately EUR 17 million, which has been booked in Outotec's 2014 second quarter order intake.
The operation and maintenance contract follows Outotec's earlier EUR 119 million delivery of the one of the world's largest manganese sinter plants on a turnkey basis, including technology, engineering, project management, supply of all equipment and structural steel, construction, commissioning as well as advisory services for civil works.
The order represents Outotec's life-cycle oriented approach: in addition to tailored technology solutions Outotec provides comprehensive services spanning from spare-parts supply to continuous process optimization and responsibility for a plant's operations with all plant systems, personnel and subcontractor management.
Once fully operational the plant is designed to produce 2.4 million tonnes of sinter annually. Approximately 50 Outotec employees will be working in operation and maintenance at the Kalagadi site and Outotec's Centurion service center. Outotec's global organization will support the site organization with spare parts supply chain management, plant systems implementation and remote monitoring solutions.
"This operation and maintenance contract demonstrates our close strategic partnership with Kalagadi Manganese and our ambition to provide added value to our customers through life- cycle solutions. In this way Kalagadi Manganese will get the best possible return on their investment with minimized environmental impact ", says Peter Weber, President of EMEA Region.
For further information please contact:
Peter Weber, President - EMEA Region
Tel. +49 61719693165
Robin Lindahl, President - Metals, Energy & Water business area
Tel. +49 6171 9693 100
Eila Paatela, Director - Corporate Communications
Tel. +358 20 529 2004, mobile +358 400 817198