July 19, 2011-Outotec has signed a contract with OJSC Almalyk
Mining and Metallurgical Company (AGMK) for the design and delivery of a gas
cleaning and sulfuric acid plant to AGMK's existing copper production
facilities, located near Almalyk, Uzbekistan. The contract is valued at
approximately EUR 30 million.
The scope of Outotec's delivery includes process
technology design, detail engineering, procurement and the supply of
proprietary equipment, including all acid resistant parts made of Edmeston SX
material. In addition, Outotec will also provide advisory services for
construction and commissioning to the overall project scope. The overall
project is expected to be completed within 32 months. The new acid plant
complex will produce approximately 500,000 tonnes of sulfuric acid annually.
One of the key priorities for AMMC, a
government-owned entity and the country's sole copper producer, was to
substantially improve the environmental conditions of the region where the
facilities are located. In the new solution, the off-gases of the existing
copper plant will first be treated and cleaned in a gas cleaning unit before
they are further processed in a new sulfuric acid plant.
expertise in the minerals processing and metallurgical plants as well as track
record as the leading provider of sulfuric acid technology with more than 600
plants delivered worldwide were important aspects to winning the contract. The
use of Edmeston SX material - special stainless steel designed especially for
acid plants - has further strengthened our competiveness thanks to the
acquisition of Edmeston last year. We are looking forward to working with AMMC
to provide the appropriate environmental solutions. This is also our first
sulfuric acid plant project in the CIS in many years and we are excited about
further opportunities in this growing market", notes Outotec's President
and CEO Pertti Korhonen.