Outotec provides technology for Tata Steel for beneficiation of chromite tailings
OUTOTEC OYJÂ PRESS RELEASE JANUARY 22, 2014 at 2.00 PM
Outotec provides technology for Tata Steel for beneficiation of chromite
Outotec has agreed with Tata Steel, a major global steel company, on the
delivery of technology for beneficiation of chromite tailings in Sukinda,
Orissa, India. The order will be booked in Outotec's 2014 first quarter order
intake, but the parties have agreed not to disclose the contract value.
Tata Steel is committed to reduction of the carbon footprint of its operations
by at least 20% in the coming ten years. Outotec's beneficiation technology will
support Tata Steel with this initiative by enabling the use of a tailings
deposit as a raw material source for the production of chromite concentrate.
Outotec's delivery includes basic and detail engineering, technology, process
equipment and services for plant erection, start-up, commissioning, and operator
training. The plant is scheduled to be operational by mid 2015 and has an annual
throughput of approximately 400,000 tonnes.
"We are excited to be Tata Steel's technology partner in this true green mining
project with our new concept for tailings treatment. With modern technology it
is possible to extract metals from tailings. Using tailings as raw material
eliminates the need for energy intensive comminution process, thus reducing
carbon footprint of the production substantially", says Kalle HÃ¤rkki, President
of Outotec's Minerals Processing business area.
For further information please contact:
Kalle HÃ¤rkki, President - Minerals Processing business area
Tel. +358 20Â 529 2901
Kimmo Kontola, President - APAC region
Tel. +86 2 1619 51122
Eila Paatela, Director - Corporate Communications
Tel. +358 20Â 529 2004, mobile +358Â 400 817198
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