Outotec to deliver effluent treatment plant to Chilean copper mining company

Outotec will supply the turn-key plant including basic and detail engineering, proprietary and process equipment, installation, start up services and training.

The new effluent treatment plant follows on from an earlier €116 million contract that Outotec secured from Codelco in 2010 for designing and delivering a copper concentrate roasting plant, gas cleaning system and sulfuric acid plant. The new plant will treat the effluents of those processes.

“Our goal is to adapt our expertise and technologies also to adjacent industries such as the energy industry and industrial water treatment. This way we can offer our customers ever more comprehensive life cycle solutions that cover also effluent treatment and gas cleaning of the processes as in this supplementary contract we signed with Codelco,” said Pertti Korhonen, president and CEO of Outotec.