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Outotec Oyj: Outotec to deliver a filtration plant for Alunorte's alumina refinery in Brazil


Outotec to deliver a filtration plant for Alunorte's alumina refinery in

Outotec has agreed with Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) on the
delivery of a complete filtration plant for Alunorte's new red mud dry
storage process at their alumina refinery in Brazil. Approximately EUR 50
million will be booked into Outotec's 2014 second quarter order intake.

Outotec's turnkey delivery includes eight Outotec Larox® FFP3512 fast opening
filter presses and auxiliaries. The start-up of the new filtration plant is
scheduled for March 2016.

Located in Barcarena, State of Pará in Northern Brazil, Alunorte's alumina
refinery is the largest in the world and in its majority owned by Norwegian
aluminum producer Norsk Hydro ASA. The red mud dry storage solution based on
Outotec's filter plant concept is environmentally the most sustainable and
safe solution for red mud disposal. Red mud is caustic residual material from
the bauxite refining process to produce alumina. Additional benefits will be
achieved by a reduced footprint of the storage area, resulting in a longer
lifetime of the disposal area, as well as by maximized water and caustic
recovery for reuse in refining process.

"We are very excited about this project with our long-term partner Alunorte.
By combining in-depth bauxite refining process know-how, state-of-the-art
proprietary equipment and proven turnkey implementation capabilities, we
deliver a complete solution for one of the most critical areas in alumina
refineries. Since red mud disposal is a major challenge in bauxite refining,
we are confident that the dry disposal process with our novel filtration
plant concept will be an attractive solution also for other alumina
refineries. This solution will lower operational cost and improve
environmental sustainability of the operations", notes Kimmo Kontola, head of
Outotec's Americas region.

For further information please contact:


Kimmo Kontola, President - Americas region
Tel. +1 905 3196 111

Kalle Härkki, President - Minerals Processing business area
Tel. +358 20 529 2901

Eila Paatela, Director - Corporate Communications
Tel. +358 20 529 2004, mobile +358 400 817198

Emails: firstname.lastname@outotec.com

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Source: Outotec Oyj via Globenewswire


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