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Aker Solutions Awarded Contract at Codelco's El Teniente Mine in Chile

Aker Solutions Aker Solutions has been awarded the contract for replacement of the anodic heat exchangers of the second gas cleaning plant at Codelco's El Teniente mine in Chile. El Teniente is the world's largest underground copper mine. Aker Solutions' contract value is USD 1.9 million.

Aker Solutions' operation in Chile will provide the engineering, procurement and construction services, whilst its Chemetics operation in Toronto, Canada will fabricate and provide the equipment required for the replacement of the anodic heat exchangers in the Caletones smelter at the El Teniente plant.

The project is scheduled to complete the construction phase in the third quarter of 2009.

"We are pleased to continue our long standing relationship with Codelco, El Teniente Division, having worked on a number of key projects with them in Chile over recent years," says Dave Lawson, President of Metals, Aker Solutions.

Recent copper project experience includes: Spence and Tintaya (BHP Billiton) projects; El Tesoro (Antofagasta Minerals); together with the Colon Beneficiation Capacity Expansion - Phase II, Radomiro Tomic Expansion and Caletones Gas Cleaning Plant No. 2 (all for Codelco), among others.

The contract is with Aker Solutions Chile S.A.

Posted 28/05/09

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