Outotec to deliver alumina calcination technology to Ma'aden Alcoa joint venture in Saudi Arabia
Outotec has agreed with Ma'aden Bauxite Alumina Company, a joint venture between Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) and Alcoa in Saudi Arabia, on the delivery of two calciners to the joint venture's integrated aluminum complex at Ras Al Khair (formerly Ras Az Zawr), Saudi Arabia. The overall investment cost for the calciners is approximately EUR 62 million, out of which roughly EUR 50 million will be booked in Outotec's order intake in the third quarter.
Outotec's scope of delivery includes process technology and design, civil work, detail engineering and construction as well as spare parts for the two alumina calciners, each with a capacity of 3,500 tonnes of alumina per day. The project is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2013.
"Outotec® calcination technology is clearly the industry benchmark thanks to its very low energy consumption, and I am confident that our partner will also benefit from very low emission levels as well as the sustainable use of raw materials, reliable operation, high material recovery and low lifetime costs. Our strong experience in large projects is demonstrated by the fact that we have designed and delivered the world's largest sulfuric acid plant complex for Ma'aden at the same Ras Al Khair site and our track record includes over 50 alumina calciners worldwide", notes Outotec CEO Pertti Korhonen.
For further information please contact:
Dr. Peter Weber, President - Energy, Light Metals and Environmental Solutions business area
tel. +49 6171 9693 165
Eila Paatela, Director - Corporate Communications
tel. +358 20 529 2004, +358 400 817 198