Outotec will carry out a feasibility study for the first smelter-grade alumina refinery to be built in Indonesia. The agreement was made with Indonesia's leading diversified mining and metals company PT ANTAM (Persero) Tbk (ASX: ATM; IDX: ANTM; Antam).
The study will include comprehensive mineralogical investigations, laboratory-scale hydrometallurgical tests and basic engineering of the alumina refinery.
“We are extremely pleased that our expertise spanning the entire value chain – from ore to refined metal – will be utilized in developing Indonesia's aluminum industry. The feasibility study for the new alumina refinery will be based on Outotec® Alumina Refining technologies which are energy-efficient and sustainable,” says Outotec's CEO Pertti Korhonen.