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“Kamoto Copper Company SA", a leading copper mining company based in the Democratic Republic of Congo, subsidiary of Glencore International, has awarded to Desmet Ballestra Italy (DBI) the design and supply of a sulphuric acid plant having an overall capacity of 2200 ton/day, complete with a Liquid SO2 production unit and a co-generation unit based on a steam turbine. The sulphuric acid plant will be based on MECS Dupont technology, while the Liquid SO2 unit will be based on a process developed by DBI. 

DBI scope of supply includes the execution of basic and detail engineering, the supply of plant equipment and materials and the provision of field services, including assistance to construction management and management of commissioning and start-up based on a fast track execution scheme. 

This is the second sulphuric and Liquid SO2 project awarded by Glencore Group to DBI, following the first project for the Glencore subsidiary Mutanda Mining, successfully started-up in 2012.