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Press Release October 3, 2016 03:00:00 PM CET

Outotec awarded an order for a mine backfill plant in Australia

OUTOTEC OYJ  PRESS RELEASE  OCTOBER 3, 2016 3:00 PM

Outotec awarded an order for a mine backfill plant in Australia

Outotec has been awarded an order by MMG Limited to design and deliver a paste backfill plant to MMG's Dugald River zinc mine in North-West Queensland, Australia. The contract price is not disclosed, but similar plants typically cost over EUR 10 million. The order has been booked in Outotec's 2016 third quarter order intake.

Outotec's supply includes the design and delivery of an Outotec Mid Range Continuous Paste Backfill Plant, equipment supplies as well as construction and commissioning services. The new technology reduces the capital cost of a backfill plant, making it more attractive and affordable for mining companies.

Deliveries from Outotec will be completed by February 2018.

"This is Outotec's second order within a week for the newly developed paste backfill plant concept. Mine operators appreciate its environmental benefits, lower capital costs and quick delivery time. We are the industry frontrunners for the mine backfill technology development and see that there is growing interest for these type of solutions", says Kalle Härkki, head of Outotec's Minerals Processing business unit.

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Kalle Härkki, President - Minerals Processing business unit
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Eila Paatela, Director - Corporate Communications
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