Metso Outotec wins smelting furnace shutdown contract 

Metso Outotec has been awarded a shutdown service contract for a flash smelting furnace at an undisclosed copper processing facility in South America. 

The OEM said approximately 50% of the order value, which exceeds EUR 10 million, is booked in Metals’ fourth-quarter orders received and the rest in Minerals’ orders received.

The scope of delivery includes a complete reconstruction of the furnace. This consists of demolition of the furnace, mechanical reconstruction of the walls and floor, uninstalling and installing the cooling elements, piping, and installing new refractory materials.

“Starting with a comprehensive shutdown plan, our shutdown management team ensure that the shutdown is conducted on time and on budget without any safety incidents, allowing the customer to return to full production with an asset that delivers according to plan,” said Risto Valakari, head of Service Sales, Metals BA, at Metso Outotec.

Metso Outotec has been performing furnace demolition and rebuild work for the past 35 years.  Packages range from shutdown reviews, which can be conducted remotely, to shutdown planning and support, to total shutdown solutions that are customizable to suit specific needs.

Source: Metso Outotec

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