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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.