JSC Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical complex, Almalyk MMC, in Uzbekistan has awarded Metso Outotec a contract for the design and basic engineering work for their new copper smelter complex. Two thirds of the approximately EUR 15 million contract is booked in Metals’ fourth-quarter order intake and one third in Minerals’ fourth-quarter order intake. The basic engineering covers the flash smelting, slag concentration, electrolytic refinery technologies and sulfuric acid production.
“Our company has been collaborating with Almalyk MMC for many years, both in minerals and metallurgical solutions. We will provide comprehensive basic engineering services for the construction of their new metallurgical complex in Almalyk. We look forward to the close collaboration and to the continued growth going forward,” says Gustav Kildén, Vice President for Metals Sales at Metso Outotec.
Almalyk MMC is the main copper producer in Uzbekistan. The company produces refined copper, gold, silver, zinc, molybdenum, lead concentrate and other products.