Metso Outotec to deliver compact iron ore pellet plant to NMDC operation

Metso Outotec says it has signed an agreement for the delivery of engineering and key equipment for an iron ore travelling grate pellet plant with NMDC Limited, a Government of India public enterprise.

Metso Outotec’s order value is €24 million ($26 million) and it has been booked in the company’s Metals Q1 (March quarter) 2022 orders received.

The compact, 3-m-wide travelling grate pellet plant will be installed in Nagarnagar, Chhattisgarh, in central India. The plant, which will produce 2 Mt/y of high-quality iron ore pellets, is expected to go into production in 2024, Metso Outotec says.

“We have delivered several large-size pellet plants to India, and are excited to cater also for the smaller size plants’ market,” Matthias Gabriel, Director of Ferrous Solutions at Metso Outotec, says.

Metso Outotec says it is the leading supplier of travelling grate pelletising technology, with an installed worldwide base of over 100 plants.