Metso Corporate Newsroom News 2007 Outokumpu Technology to deliver a gas cleaning plant in Australia
Press release February 12, 2007

Outokumpu Technology to deliver a gas cleaning plant in Australia


Outokumpu Technology has been awarded a contract by IHI Engineering Australia to provide a flue gas cleaning plant for the new 208 MW Bluewaters Power Station in Western Australia. The plant will be designed in Australia its commissioning is expected to take place in 2008.

The flue gas cleaning plant incorporates Outokumpu Technology's fabric filter gas cleaning technology, which has been successfully applied for a large number of coal-fired boiler power stations and other major industrial plants in Australia.

When coal is burned in a boiler to produce energy, the boiler flue gas entrains large quantities of fine ash. In order to protect the environment, this fine ash, known as fly ash, must be thoroughly cleaned from the flue gas before this gas can be further processed or released via the plant chimney. Outokumpu Technology's fabric filter easily achieves the necessary cleaning efficiency utilizing a unique design, which incorporates less wearing parts than are required for conventional equipment, thus providing obvious advantages for long-term maintenance.

Outokumpu Technology's scope covers design, equipment supplies, installation, commissioning of the plant, and training services.

For further information, please contact:

Outokumpu Technology Australasia Pty Ltd
Bart Hacobian, Manager, Environmental Technologies
Tel. +61 2 9984 2575
E-mail: bart.hacobian(at)

Outokumpu Technology Oyj
Eila Paatela, Vice President - Corporate Communications
Tel. +358 20 529 2004, mobile +358 400 817198
E-mail: eila.paatela(at)