Metso Corporate Newsroom News 2015 Outotec's Dewatering Technology Center inaugurated in Lappeenranta, Finland
Press release September 8, 2015

Outotec's Dewatering Technology Center inaugurated in Lappeenranta, Finland


Outotec's Dewatering Technology Center inaugurated in Lappeenranta, Finland

Outotec has established a Dewatering Technology Center in Lappeenranta, Finland, to further strengthen its position as a leader in dewatering solutions. The center, inaugurated today, is dedicated to developing new products, processes and services for solid-liquid separation and raw material reuse for the entire life cycle of processing plants.

Outotec's customers are constantly looking for more efficient processes in mineral slurry dewatering, process water reuse and by-product handling in metals and chemical processing as well as in industrial water treatment. Outotec has comprehensive offering for dewatering and strong process understanding in systems integration of relevant unit operations. With the new Dewatering Technology Center, Outotec can simulate and optimize customer processes to integrate them with Outotec technology to capture new levels of efficiency throughout the life cycle of a plant. 

"In line with our mission 'sustainable use of Earth's natural resources', we continuously develop new resource-efficient equipment, processes and services for our customers. With the recent acquisition of Kovit Engineering and Outotec's expansion into tailings management solutions, the new dewatering technology center brings world-class knowledge in the study of tailings dewatering and treatment. Cooperation with our research partner Lappeenranta University of Technology further supports us in developing more efficient and sustainable total solutions for our customers globally," states Kalle Härkki, head of Outotec's Minerals Processing business area. 

Outotec employs approximately 230 people in Lappeenranta.

For further information please contact:


Kalle Härkki, President - Minerals Processing business area
Tel. +358 20 529 2901

Eila Paatela, Director - Corporate Communications
Tel. +358 20 529 2004, mobile +358 400 817198


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