OUTOTEC OYJ PRESS RELEASE, MARCH 27, 2008 AT 1.00 PM
Outotec and the Geological Survey of Finland have made a partnership agreement for developing collaboration in the research and development of mineral technology. This collaboration includes process development for new ore deposits on laboratory, minipilot and demonstration plant scale as well as process improvements in existing concentrators.
The target is also to develop new competences and technologies in environmentally-sound and sustainable new process applications for minerals processing, in the utilization of by-products and tailings and in environmental risk management at mines.
Outotec and the Geological Survey of Finland have also agreed on researcher exchange in demonstration plant tests and when commissioning new plants for Outotec's customers.
The partnership agreement further deepens the long-term relationship between the Geological Survey of Finland and Outotec in exploitation of natural resources and in development of new technologies in minerals processing.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Kari Knuutila, Chief Technology Officer
Tel: +358 20 529 2009
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF FINLAND
Kauko Ingerttilä, Laboratory Manager, Mineral Processing
tel: +358 20 550 5801
Outotec is a worldwide technology leader providing innovative and environmentally-sound solutions for a wide variety of customers in minerals and metals processing as well as related process industries. Outotec Oyj is listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki. www.outotec.com
The Geological Survey of Finland is a significant geological competence center with an international profile as a provider of state-of-the-art expertise in geological resources and their mapping and sustainable use. The Geological Survey of Finland acts as a national geo-information centre with the aim of creating vitality, employment and welfare at regional level and of meeting the challenges in its field at global level. The Geological Survey of Finland works closely with public and private sector clients in research and development. www.gtk.fi