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January 10, 2013

Outotec to deliver gas-cleaning plant for LKAB in Sweden

Gerald Ondrey

Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; has agreed with Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB (LKAB) on the design and turnkey delivery of a gas-cleaning plant to LKAB's iron-ore pellet plant in Malmberget, Sweden. The order value is approximately €38 million and it has been booked in Outotec's order intake in the fourth quarter of 2012.

LKAB is a leading producer of processed iron-ore products for steelmaking and a supplier of mineral products for other industrial sectors. The new gas cleaning plant delivered by Outotec will further clean the off-gases at the existing MK3 iron-ore pelletizing plant from sulfur dioxide, fluorides, chlorides and dust to meet the European Union's new higher environmental legislation requirement that will be in place as of 2016.

Outotec's turnkey delivery includes basic and detail engineering of a gas-cleaning plant, supply of ducts, absorber, bag filter and waste-gas fan, construction and installation as well as operator training and commissioning services. The plant is scheduled to be commissioned in 2014.

"This project is a concrete example of our capabilities to offer sustainable solutions for the minerals and metals industries and thus help our customers to comply with the future stricter environmental standards. We delivered the iron ore pellet plant to LKAB in 2006 and are also proud to support LKAB's ambitions to take the next step to have the cleanest iron-ore pellet plant in the world", says Outotec's CEO Pertti Korhonen.


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