Metso Outotec banks fifth Chinese pelletising order in two years

Metso Outotec has signed a contract with Beijing Shougang International Engineering Technology Co. Ltd. (BSIET) for the delivery of an iron ore pelletising plant to Shougang Qian’an Iron and Steel Co. Ltd.

The plant will be built in Qian’an, Hebei province, China. The order value, which is not disclosed, is booked into the company’s Metals’ September-quarter orders received.

Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery includes the engineering and design of the indurating system and process gas fan system, as well as supply of proprietary equipment, instrumentation and control systems. Supervisory services and technical training are also included in the delivery scope. The core of the plant is Metso Outotec’s traveling grate pellet indurating furnace with a grate area of 504 sq.m.

Attaul Ahmad, Vice President, Ferrous & Heat Transfer business line at Metso Outotec, said: “We are very excited about this recent win in China. This is our fifth pelletising plant order in China since 2020. The win is yet another demonstration of our strong technological leadership in the pelletising space, as well as our long-term partnership with BSIET. We are looking forward to further strengthening our cooperation with BSIET and the customer operating the steel plant in Qian’an.”

Pellet production at the Qian’an plant is estimated to start by the end of 2023.

Metso Outotec says its traveling grate technology ensures high performance and quality while significantly decreasing energy consumption and emissions. The process produces uniform pellets and ensures high performance and quality, with low investment and operating costs as well as decreased energy consumption and emissions.