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MEI Online: Plant Operation News: Middle East & Asia: September 16th 2013


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:: Outotec Agreed to Deliver a Technology License for a Potential Alumina Refinery in the United Arab Emirates


Outotec and Hatch, as an unincorporated joint venture, have been awarded a contract by Mubadala and Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) for the provision of a technology license as well as the basic and detail engineering of an integrated digestion and evaporation facility relating to the assessment of a potential alumina refinery development in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. The contract price will not be disclosed.

Outotec and Hatch have jointly developed tube digestion and integrated evaporation technologies and the related intellectual property is jointly owned. Mubadala and DUBAL placed the order to secure access to required process technologies and to support their feasibility study on an integrated greenfield alumina refinery targeting the provision of alumina to domestic aluminum smelters and for export.

"We are delighted that Mubadala and DUBAL chose the unique Outotec-Hatch alumina digestion technology for their assessment. As our mission is sustainable use of Earth's natural resources, we are very proud to be involved in this feasibility study," says Robin Lindahl, head of Outotec's Metals, Energy & Water business area.




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