Home News 2007 Outotec to deliver a copper plant for Centenario Copper Chile
December 21, 2007 10:58:32 AM CET

Outotec to deliver a copper plant for Centenario Copper Chile

OUTOTEC OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE, DECEMBER 21, 2007 AT 11.00 AM

Outotec to deliver a copper plant for Centenario Copper Chile

Outotec has agreed with Centenario Copper Chile S.C.M. for the
delivery of a copper solvent extraction and electrowinning plant for
the Franke project located in northern Chile. The contract price is
approximately EUR 30 million.

Outotec's scope of supply covers engineering, technology and
proprietary equipment supplies, construction, commissioning, and
performance tests.

The Franke copper plant will incorporate Outotec's latest
technologies, such as the solvent extraction plant including VSF
(Vertical Smooth Flow) technology, the tank farm, and the
electrowinning plant using Outotec's permanent cathode and stripping
technologies. Outotec's delivery time for the plant, which is
designed to produce 30,000 tonnes copper cathodes annually, is 15
months."Many mining companies are now exploring lower grade ore-bodies and
are looking for technologies, which allow economical exploitation of
these resources. With the average copper grade of 0.9%, the Franke
deposit is a good example of this development. Outotec's technologies
offer lower energy consumption and minimum operating costs, making it
a viable solution for the customer", explains Tapani Järvinen,
President and CEO of Outotec.


For further information please contact:

OUTOTEC OYJ

Felipe Viguera, General Manager - Outotec Chile
tel. +56 2 336 2121
e-mail felipe.viguera(at)outotec.com

Eila Paatela, Vice President - Corporate Communications
tel. +358 20 529 2004, mobile +358 400 817198
e-mail eila.paatela(at)outotec.com


DISTRIBUTION
OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki
Main media
www.outotec.com