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:: Outotec to Modernize BCL Nickel Smelter in Botswana


Outotec has been awarded a contract by BCL Limited for modernizing the nickel flash smelting furnace in Selebi Phikwe, Botswana. In addition, the parties have made a service level agreement for the operation and maintenance for a period of 36 months. The total value of contracts exceeds EUR 17 million and the orders has been booked in Outotec's fourth quarter 2014 order intake.

BCL's original nickel smelter was built already in the 1970s using OutotecŪ Flash Smelting technology. The scope of Outotec's modernization work includes the redesign of the flash smelting furnace, delivery of new advanced cooling elements and integrating them into the furnace. The service level agreement includes installation and commissioning supervision services, preventive maintenance planning, equipment maintenance and spare parts.

"The modernization of BCL's smelter demonstrates our commitment to being our customer's partner over the life cycle of the investment, from initial technology delivery to shutdown services, upgrades, rebuild of the entire furnace, integrating modern technology and providing long-term maintenance services, thus continuously improving our customer's productivity", says Adel Hattab, President of Outotec's EMEA region.




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