OUTOTEC OYJ PRESS RELEASE JANUARY 2, 2015 at 10.00 AM
Outotec to provide gas cleaning technology for a zinc refinery in Peru
Outotec has been awarded a contract to supply gas cleaning technology for Votorantim Metais, part of the Votorantim Group, to the Cajamarquilla zinc refinery. The value of the order is approximately EUR 16 million and it has been booked in Outotec's fourth quarter 2014 order intake.
Outotec's scope of delivery includes engineering and supply of Peracidox® sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas cleaning system and a scrubber for the production of sulfuric acid. In addition, Outotec provides installation, commissioning and startup services. The deliveries are scheduled to take place in 2015 - 2016.
Located east of Lima, the Cajamarquilla refinery produces refined zinc and the gas emissions from the zinc roasting circuits are processed in sulfuric acid plants. Outotec's solution will reduce the refinery's SO2 emissions and improve the quality of sulfuric acid produced by removing impurities.
"We have cooperated with Votorantim Metais since the late 1970s and this contract once again demonstrates that our customers have a strong confidence in our sustainable technologies. In this case the SO2 emissions will be significantly reduced, which improves the air quality and allows the Cajamarquilla refinery comply with new environmental requirements with low operating costs", states Kimmo Kontola, head of Outotec Americas region.
For further information please contact:
Kimmo Kontola, President - Americas region
Tel. +1 905 3196 111
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