Metso Outotec has signed yet another contract to deliver its “environmentally sound” pelletising technology with Beijing Shougang International Engineering Technology Co Ltd (BSIET).
The greenfield iron ore pelletising plant to be located in Qingdao, China, will be operated by Qingdao Bangtuo New Materials Technology Co Ltd.
While the order value has not been disclosed, the contract has been booked into the company’s Metals’ June quarter orders received.
Mr Li, General Manager of BSIET’s Metallurgy Division, said: “Plant reliability and sustainable performance are key for all new pelletising plants being built in China. Metso Outotec’s technology has proven its excellence in several plants already, making it a good option for leading-edge pellet plants.
“Fast delivery time is also important. For example, the Bangtuo project will be completed within 17 months, including all steps from engineering to commissioning.”
Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery covers the engineering and design of the indurating system, engineering of the process gas fan system, supply of proprietary equipment, instrumentation and control systems, as well as supervisory services and technical training. The Qingdao Bangtuo plant targets annual production of 4 Mt of pellets, with production expected to start in 2022.
Attaul H Ahmad, Vice President, Ferrous & Heat Transfer business line at Metso Outotec, said: “We’d like to take this opportunity to thank BSIET and our customers in China for their trust in Metso Outotec’s sustainable technology. This is the fourth pellet plant order in China we’ve received within 10 months, doubling our local pellet plant reference base from the four in operation amounting to almost 15 Mt of annual capacity to be built within the next two years.”
Metso Outotec’s traveling grate technology used in the pelletising plants ensures high performance and quality while significantly decreasing energy consumption and emissions, the company says.