Our business

Our role is to build, maintain and even run entire operations literally from the ground up. Sustainability is at the core of what we do. This means helping our customers create the smartest value from natural resources and working with them to find the most sustainable solutions for water, energy, minerals, and handling the full value chain from ore to metals. Our global sales and service network guarantees that there is always an experienced Outotec professional on hand for support during the entire life cycles of processes, including their operation and maintenance.

Leading technologies in two business units

Our offering is based on decades of technology leadership. We are dedicated to developing and tailoring sustainable technology solutions and life cycle services for our customers in two business units: Minerals Processing, and Metals, Energy & Water.





Process automation and analyzers

Tailings treatment/paste backfilling


Non-ferrous metals

Ferrous metals and ferroalloys

Light metals, fluidized bed applications

Aluminum smelting and casting

Sulfuric acid plants

Energy production

Industrial water treatment


Minerals Processing

Minerals Processing business areaOutotec provides the mining industry with sustainable mineral processing solutions, from pre-feasibility studies to complete plants and life cycle services.  Our comprehensive offering makes the efficient and profitable treatment of virtually all ore types possible. With more than a century of experience, we have the heritage as well as the established R&D resources to continuously improve and develop sustainable technologies in-house.

We design and deliver state-of-the-art mineral processing equipment, optimized processes, including intelligent automation and control systems, as well as complete plants. Fast and reliable ramp-up combined with long-term operation and maintenance services ensure that customers receive the best return on their investments.

Metals, Energy & Water

Metals, Energy & Water business areaOutotec provides sustainable solutions for metal processing, renewable energy production and industrial water treatment.


Outotec possesses over a century of experience in developing technologies at our in-house R&D centers. This has resulted in an extensive range of metal processing solutions for processing virtually all types of ores and concentrates to refined metals. We have strong expertise in sulfuric acid processing for metallurgical plants and elemental sulfur. Our services and solutions range from prefeasibility studies to complete plants with life-cycle services.


Outotec offers technologies and services for renewable and conventional energy production. Our combustion and gasification technologies utilize various fuels such as biomass, coal, sludge, agricultural and industrial by-products as well as sorted waste. In addition, we offer solutions for oil winning from oil shale and sustainable phosphorus recycling from sewage sludge ashes.


With a long tradition of applying water treatment processes for mines and metallurgical plants, Outotec offers efficient and sustainable solutions for the treatment of industrial process and waste waters. Our solutions produce water that meets environmental discharge standards, maximize water recycling, and reduce water and energy consumption.



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