India’s National Aluminium Company (NALCO) has chosen Finnish mining operations and technology firm Metso Outotec to engineer and deliver a bauxite grinding package to its Damanjodi Alumina Refinery.
On Thursday Metso Outotec made the announcement, saying that the project would be part of the Damanjodi alumina refinery’s fifth stream expansion project.
The project will include designing bauxite silos as well as engineering and supplying a pair of 434 tph ball mills. Also included are apron feeders, agitators, slurry pumps, and instrumentation. Site advisory services will also be provided by Metso Outotec.
Metso Outotec did not give a precise number for the project, rather indicating that such undertakings cost between €12 million and €15 million.
Kamal Pahuja, Metso Outotec’s President of Middle East and India, said that this was not the first collaboration his firm has had with NALCO.
“We are extremely happy to continue our co-operation with NALCO. This is the third order we have received for their current expansion project in Odisha. The other two orders include two energy-efficient flash evaporation plants and two alumina calciners along with a hydrate filtration plant.”
Metso Outotec is a mining-services firm headquartered in Helsinki that employs over 15,000 workers. The firm provides solutions for aggregates, minerals processing, and metals refining industries for customers around the globe. Its operations in over four dozen countries produced sales of over €3.9 billion in 2020.