Boliden selects Metso Outotec technology for Norwegian green zinc project

Metso Outotec has secured a €150 million contract to deliver key technology to the Boliden Odda zinc smelter expansion in western Norway.

Metso Outotec equipment at a zinc plant.
Metso Outotec equipment at a zinc plant.

Boliden Odda is planning to increase its annual production capacity of zinc metal from 200 000 to 350 000 tonnes.

The Green Zinc Odda project’s energy consumption is based on fossil-free energy.

Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery includes roasting and off-gas cleaning solutions and a sulphuric acid plant. The company will also supply hydrometallurgical equipment and technology for calcine leaching, solid liquid separation, solution purification, as well as process and plant engineering and site services.

“We are very happy for being trusted with this order. The Green Zinc Odda project paves way for more sustainable zinc production and is yet another important milestone in the many years of collaboration between Boliden and Metso Outotec,” said Jari Ålgars, president of Metso Outotec’s Metals business area.

Metso Outotec deliveries will take place in 2022–2024.