BRIEF-Outotec wins 3-yr Brazilian contracts

viernes 9 de mayo de 2014 09:03 GYT

May 9 (Reuters) - Outotec

* Outotec has been awarded two contracts for the management and execution of shut-down services of Samarco's four iron ore pellet plants in Brazil.

* These contracts, to be carried out together with Samarco's own personnel, will last until the end of 2016.

* The first year's services have been booked in Outotec's 2014 first quarter order intake.

* Samarco has, in total, four pellet plants at its manufacturing facility in Ubú, in the state of Espírito Santo.

* Outotec has designed, supplied and installed the two newest indurating furnaces at the facility, both of which incorporate the use of Outotec core technology.

* The fourth indurating furnace, in the largest plant of its type in the world, was successfully commissioned in March 2014 and it is currently undergoing ramp-up of production with Outotec's operational support. Outotec has already performed several big shut-down campaigns for Samarco.

* Over 250 workers have been involved in the last repair, which was finalized ahead of schedule with a zero accident rate. Further company coverage: