Finnish mining operations and technology firm Metso Outotec announced last week a €13-million contract with India’s National Aluminium Company (NALCO) to deliver two 170 t/h Bayer-process flash evaporation plants to its plant in northern India.
Metso Outotec will deliver the twin flash evaporation plants to Damanjodi Alumina Refinery in Odisha.
The plants employ cutting-edge technology using patented equipment design. The plant is highly modular and easily modifiable, notes Metso Outotec. They will handle the entirety of the refining process, from bauxite ore enrichment and grinding to calcination and storage.
Dr. Alessio Scarsella, Director, Light Metals at Metso Outotec, commented on the new contract in a related press release.
“We are excited for NALCO having chosen us as the supplier for the two energy-efficient flash evaporation plants complementing our market position in the Bauxite and Alumina sector. Previously, we have delivered three process lines for NALCO’s calcination and hydrate filtration plants, the first of which has been in operation since 1987. Additionally, in March 2020, we received an order for two alumina calciners and one hydrate filtration plant, increasing NALCO’s annual alumina production to approximately one million tonnes. The now ordered evaporation plants will help Nalco meet its production target.”
Metso Outotec is headquartered in Helsinki and employs over 15,000 workers. Its operations in over four dozen countries produces sales of over €3.9 billion in 2020.