OUTOTEC OYJ PRESS RELEASE, June 2, 2016 AT 5.00 PM
Outotec awarded a sulfuric acid technology contract from Intecsa Industrial, Spain
Outotec has agreed with the Spanish engineering company Intecsa Industrial, part of ACS Group, on the design and delivery of process technology and proprietary equipment for two sulfuric acid plants to be built in connection with the El Nasr Co. for Intermediate Chemicals (NCIC) fertilizer plant in Egypt. The order is valued at over EUR 30 million and has been booked in Outotec's 2016 second quarter order intake.
The two new sulfuric acid plants designed by Outotec, each with a capacity of 1,900 tonnes per day, will produce high grade sulfuric acid from elemental sulfur for fertilizer production and steam for energy generation. The plants will meet all the current and planned Egyptian environmental requirements. In order to recover as much energy as possible, the heat recovery system uses the surplus heat of the waste heat boiler and absorption section and turns it into low- and high-pressure steam.
The sulfuric acid plants are expected to be operational in 2018.
"We are pleased to be involved in the NCIC fertilizer project through our partner Intecsa Industrial. Outotec's advanced sulfuric acid plant solution will be the key part of the fertilizer production complex and enable efficient use of resources with minimal environmental impact," says Pertti Korhonen, President and CEO of Outotec.
For further information please contact:
Jyrki Makkonen, President - Metals, Energy & Water business unit (acting)
tel. + 358 20 529 4022
Eila Paatela, Director - Corporate Communications
tel. +358 20 529 2004, +358 400 817198