Metso Corporate Newsroom News 2022 Metso Outotec signs partnership agreement with CSIRO for providing SwirlFlow® technology to Alumina refineries
Product news May 17, 2022

Metso Outotec signs partnership agreement with CSIRO for providing SwirlFlow® technology to Alumina refineries

Metso Outotec Corporation’s press release on May 17, 2022, at 09:00 a.m. EEST

Metso Outotec and Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, have signed a global exclusive cooperation agreement on the delivery of SwirlFlow® agitation technology for the Bauxite and Alumina sector outside of China.

The combination of the companies’ leading expertise in their respective fields will allow the parties to create the strongest offering to the market for the use of SwirlFlow® technology in the refinery precipitation tanks.

“Sustainability is a top priority for Metso Outotec. In addition to our own investments to develop technology for sustainable alumina processing, we are pleased to be able to announce our cooperation with CSIRO. This will allow us to meet our customers’ growing demand such as lower capital installation, reduced spare parts costs and increase in precipitation tank availability,” says Dr. Alessio Scarsella, Director of Light Metals at Metso Outotec.

”CSIRO’s leading technology in SwirlFlow® agitation has been pioneered at a tier one refinery precipitation tanks, leading to significantly reduced maintenance costs and improved operational time between descaling events,” says Andrew Jenkin, Research Program Director for Processing at CSIRO.

Discover more about Metso Outotec solutions for alumina processing on our website.

More information about CSIRO on their website.

Further information, please contact:

Dr. Alessio Scarsella, Director Light Metals, Metals, Metso Outotec, tel. +49 172 688 0 333, email: alessio.scarsella(at)

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Brand, Metso Outotec, tel. +358 20 484 3212, email: helena.marjaranta(at)

Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. By improving our customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product and process expertise, we are the partner for positive change. Metso Outotec is committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C with Science Based Targets.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its sales for 2021 were about EUR 4.2 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.,