Major furnace shutdown contract for Metso Outotec

By Steve Ducker13 December 2022

Metso Outotec has been awarded a shutdown service contract for a flash smelting furnace at a copper processing facility in South America.

Metso Outotec furnace shutdown Metso Outotec has performed furnace demolition and rebuild work for 35 years. Photo: Metso Outotec

The contract is valued at more than €10 million (US$10.5 million) and scope of delivery includes a complete reconstruction of the furnace - including demolition of the furnace, mechanical reconstruction of the walls and floor, uninstalling and installing the cooling elements, piping, and installing new refractory materials.

“Planned smelting furnace shutdowns are important to avoid refractory failure as well as to ensure furnace performance in the following production period,” said Risto Valakari, head of service sales, metals at Metso Outotec.

“Refractory lining wear can also result in damage to equipment components, causing energy waste, reduced performance and stoppage.

“Starting with a comprehensive shutdown plan, our shutdown management team ensure that the shutdown is conducted on time and on budget without any safety incidents, allowing the customer to return to full production with an asset that delivers according to plan.”

Metso Outotec has been performing furnace demolition and rebuild work for the past 35 years, totalling more than 1,000 projects worldwide

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