Metso wins largest global pellet plant order from India’s JSW Steel

Metso is to supply a pellet plant to one of JSW Steel’s large-scale steel operations in India.

The order includes grinding, filtration and a pyro-processing pellet plant, and is the largest global pellet plant delivery to date.

It is also the single largest installation of Metso 2040-60 VPA Vertical Plate Pressure filters. These filters, developed for filtration of metallic minerals, industrial minerals, coal and tailings, are used in heavy-duty dewatering applications.

The order is booked in Metso’s June quarter 2018 orders received.

Metso established its operations in India in 1992, and has since been developing a strong footprint in the market. Today, the company is a leading player in pelletising in India.

Victor Tapia, President of the Metso Mining Equipment business area, said: “Metso has a proven track record of delivering sustainable performance and reliability to the mining industry globally. We are very proud of this order, which further strengthens our position in the Indian mining market.”

Earlier this month, Metso reported a jump in services and sales orders, and profit in the June quarter, noting healthy activity in all of the markets it serves in the three-month period.