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March 8, 2010 09:33:18 AM CET

Outotec to supply 119 million euro sinter plant to South Africa

OUTOTEC OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE, MARCH 8, 2010 AT 9.00 AM      
              
Outotec to supply 119 million euro sinter plant to South Africa       
          
Outotec has agreed with South African Kalagadi Manganese Pty Ltd on the design  
and delivery of a new manganese sinter plant to be built in Hotazel in the      
country's Northern Cape Province. The contract value is approximately EUR 119   
million.   
                                                                     
Kalagadi Manganese is 50-percent owned by the world's largest steel producer,   
ArcelorMittal, whereas Kalagadi Resources owns 40 percent and IDC 10 percent of 
the company.   
                                                                 
Outotec is responsible for the delivery of the sinter plant on a turnkey basis  
including engineering, project management, supply of all equipment and          
structural steel, construction, commissioning as well as advisory services for  
civil works. The new plant will ultimately produce 2.4 million tonnes of sinter 
annually. Manganese ore sinter is used as raw material for the production of    
high carbon ferromanganese. The plant commissioning is scheduled for March 2012.
"Kalagadi's new plant will be one of the world's largest manganese sinter       
plants. This significant order once again demonstrates our ability to deliver   
total process solutions to customers - from the test work with raw materials to 
defining the optimal process and technology, plant engineering, as well as      
equipment supplies and services, not to mention taking full responsibility of   
the project and performance guarantees," states Pertti Korhonen, Outotec's      
President and CEO.  
                                                            
For further information please contact:                                         
OUTOTEC OYJ                                                                     
Peter Weber, President - Metals Processing division                             
tel. +49 6171 9693 165                                                          
Eila Paatela, Vice President - Corporate Communications                         
tel. +358 20 529 2004,                                                          
+358 400 817 198                                                                
e-mails firstname.lastname@outotec.com   
                                       
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