India’s National Aluminum Co. Ltd. (NALCO) tapped Outotec for the delivery of technology and services for NALCO’s alumina refinery expansion in Damanjodi, Odisha, India. The contract is valued at $16 million.

The scope of delivery covers the engineering of two alumina calciners and hydrate filtration plants, supply of key equipment, and advisory services for installation and commissioning, with deliveries taking place in 2021. The new plants will increase NALCO’s annual alumina production by 1 million metric tons (mt), Outotec reported.

Outotec reported the company has previously delivered three process lines for NALCO’s existing calcination and hydrate filtration plant, the first two of which have been in operation since 1987. “We are excited about the continued cooperation with NALCO and the delivery of our latest technology improvements for their expansion project,” Kalle Härkki, head of Outotec’s metals refining business, said.