Aker Kvaerner contract for major acid plant

The Chemetics divison of Aker Kvaerner Canada Inc., has been awarded a contract by Ravensthorpe Nickel Operations Pty Ltd. to build a large, single train sulphur burning acid plant

The Chemetics divison of Aker Kvaerner Canada Inc., has been awarded a contract by Ravensthorpe Nickel Operations Pty Ltd. to build a large, single train sulphur burning acid plant. The lump sum contract, valued in excess of AUD 100 million, includes the complete design, supply, erection, and commissioning of the plant.

Ravensthorpe Nickel Operations (RNO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of BHP Billiton, is developing a mine and processing facility near the town of Ravensthorpe in Western Australia. The new acid plant associated with the project will have a production capacity of 4400 metric tons per day.
 
The project will be managed from Aker Kvaerner's Chemetics-division's office in Vancouver, Canada, where it will also carry out the majority of the engineering. The Chemetics-division will be supported by other Aker Kvaerner companies including Kvaerner Industrial Constructors (KIC) who will manage site construction.
 
Following a rigorous tendering process that included competition from all the leading world-wide acid plant contractors, RNO selected Chemetics to supply the acid plant based on evaluated technical and commercial merits. Chemetics' focus on offering first class technology combined with reliable project execution has recently helped to secure several significant contracts and firmly establish its position as the world's leading acid plant contractor.