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September 5, 2013

Outotec-Hatch to deliver a technology license for a potential alumina refinery in the UAE

Gerald Ondrey

Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; and Hatch Ltd. (Mississauga, Ont., Canada;, as an unincorporated joint venture, have been awarded a contract by Mubadala and Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) for the provision of a technology license as well as the basic and detail engineering of an integrated digestion and evaporation facility relating to the assessment of a potential alumina refinery development in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The contract price will not be disclosed.

Outotec and Hatch have jointly developed tube digestion and integrated evaporation technologies and the related intellectual property is jointly owned. Mubadala and DUBAL placed the order to secure access to required process technologies and to support their feasibility study on an integrated greenfield alumina refinery targeting the provision of alumina to domestic aluminum smelters and for export.


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