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May 30, 2008 10:00:00 AM CET

Outotec's sulfuric acid technology to Venezuela

OUTOTEC OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE, MAY 30, 2008 AT 10.00 AM

Outotec's sulfuric acid technology to Venezuela

Outotec has agreed with Petroquímica de Venezuela S.A. (Pequiven) for
the delivery of engineering and imported equipment for a new sulfuric
acid plant to be built in Morón, Venezuela. The value of the contract
is approximately EUR 90 million.

Outotec has provided the concept and basic engineering for Pequiven
for the same project in 2007. In this second phase Outotec's scope of
delivery covers engineering and supply of imported equipment.

The plant is designed to produce 3,000 tonnes per day of sulfuric
acid for Pequiven's phosphate-based fertilizer production. The
start-up of the plant is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of
2010."This contract demonstrates our capability to apply our technologies
beyond the mining and metallurgical industry in other process
industries, such as fertilizer industry.  We have been a major
designer and supplier of sulfuric acid plants for more than 80 years,
with a track record of over 600 plants installed worldwide. This new
contract will further strengthen our market leadership", says Tapani
Järvinen, President and CEO of Outotec.


For further information please contact:

OUTOTEC GmbH
Peter Weber, President - Metals Processing division
tel. +49 6171 9693 165
e-mail peter.weber(at)outotec.com


OUTOTEC OYJ
Eila Paatela, Vice President - Corporate Communications
tel. +358 20 529 2004, +358 400 817 198
e-mail eila.paatela(at)outotec.com


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