Boliden Odda awards tech deal to Metso Outotec

Metso Outotec has received a €150 million contract to deliver key technology to Boliden’s zinc smelter expansion in western Norway.

Boliden Odda’s expansion includes an increase to its annual production capacity of zinc metal from 200,000 to 350,000 tonnes, with several by-products also being produced. 

Metso Outotec’s scope of work on the project involves roasting and off-gas cleaning solutions and a sulphuric acid plant. It will additionally supply hydrometallurgical equipment and technology for calcine leaching, solid liquid separation, solution purification, and process and plant engineering and site services. 

The deliveries of the technology have been set for 2022 through 2024. Metso-Outotec will book 90% of the contract on its 4Q2021 Metals and Minerals order books.

“The project is called Green Zinc Odda, and its energy consumption is based on fossil-free energy. The…project paves way for more sustainable zinc production and is yet another important milestone in the many years of collaboration between Boliden and Metso Outotec,” said Jari Ålgars, president of Metso Outotec’s Metals business.

Source: Metso Outotec

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