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Outotec and Zambia’s Kansanshi Mining sign sulfuric acid technology deal  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has signed a contract with the Zambia-based mining company Kansanshi Mining Plc. for the design and delivery of a gas cleaning system and a sulfuric acid plant. The Zambian company operates a large copper mine and has selected Outotec to build the world’s largest metallurgical sulfuric acid plant downstream of its new copper smelter. The contract is valued at approximately over €80 million. The new gas cleaning and sulfuric acid complex will be part of the overall copper smelting facilities located in Solwezi, North-Western Province, Zambia. The acid plant will process off gas from the copper smelter and the acid produced will be used for leaching nearby at Kansanshi Mining’s copper plant. The scope of Outotec’s delivery includes basic and detail engineering, procurement and the supply of proprietary equipment for the gas cleaning system and acid plant. In addition, Outotec will also provide advisory services for construction and commissioning to the overall project scope. Kansanshi Mining is a subsidiary of First Quantum Minerals Ltd, a rapidly growing mining and metals company currently operating a number of mines and developing several projects worldwide.  
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