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Metso Outotec to add to Grate Kiln iron ore pellet reference list with Oman order

Metso Outotec has signed an agreement for the delivery of engineering and key equipment for an iron ore Grate Kiln pellet plant to Vulcan Pelletizing LLC.

The plant is located in the industrial port of Sohar, the Sultanate of Oman, with the value of the order being approximately €33 million ($35 million). The pellet plant will supply pellets to Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel LLC, Oman.

Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery consists of the supply of core pelletising plant equipment, including the traveling grate, rotary kiln and annular cooler. The design is based on the Grate Kiln plants that Metso Outotec is currently supplying for a customer in India. The plant, which is planned to produce 6 Mt/y of high-quality iron ore pellets, is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2023.

Chris Urban, Vice President, Heat Transfer Products at Metso Outotec, said: “This is the third order for a 6 Mt/y Grate-Kiln pelletising plant within the last 16 months. Metso Outotec is proud to be the Vulcan group’s selected partner in iron ore pelletising, and we look forward to propelling the Vulcan group to be a global leader with world-class pellet products.”

Metso Outotec says it is the world’s leading supplier of Grate Kiln pellet plants, with more than 50 installations globally totaling over 130 Mt/y of production.

Metso Outotec to deliver second grate kiln iron ore pellet plant to Jindal Steel subsidiary

Metso Outotec says it has signed an agreement for the delivery of engineering and key equipment for an iron ore grate kiln pellet plant to Jindal Steel Odisha Limited (JSOL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL).

The plant is located in the industrial city of Angul, eastern India.

Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery consists of engineering and the supply of major equipment, including the traveling grate, rotary kiln and annular cooler. The plant will produce 6 Mt/y of high-quality iron ore pellets, according to the company.

This is Metso Outotec’s second pellet plant order from JSOL in the past 12 months. The first grate kiln pellet plant is currently being installed at the same location by Metso Outotec and JSOL. The value of the most recent order is around €30 million ($33.2 million).

Chris Urban, Vice President, Heat Transfer Products at Metso Outotec, said: “Metso Outotec and JSPL have a strong history of working together in the field of iron ore pelletising. We have previously worked with JSPL in 2006 and 2012 for the deliveries of two traveling grate pelletising plants to Barbil, India. We’re very pleased to be able to supply JSOL with two grate kiln pelletising plants for their Angul location.

Urban says Metso Outotec is the only equipment manufacturer to offer both the traveling grate and grate kiln technologies for indurating iron ore pellets, with each technology offering unique advantages.

“With these technologies, JSPL will be a global leader in their ability to efficiently produce of a variety of world-class pellet products,” he added.

Metso Outotec claims it is the world’s leading supplier of grate kiln pellet plants, with more than 50 installations globally totaling over 130 Mt/y of production.

Metso Outotec to help Ferrexpo boost iron ore pellet production at Poltava

Metso Outotec has signed an agreement for the delivery of key equipment for the expansion of an existing production line at the Ferrexpo Poltava Mining iron ore grate-kiln pellet plant, in Ukraine.

The value of the equipment is €18 million ($20 million), and it has been booked in the company’s Metals Q4/2021 orders received, the OEM said.

Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery consists of equipment for major modifications to the traveling grate, rotary kiln and annular cooler. This will see the production line’s capacity increase to over 6 Mt/y of iron ore pellets, Metso Outotec said, adding that the two companies have recently worked together to complete the engineering.

Chris Urban, VP, Heat Transfer Products at Metso Outotec, said: “Metso Outotec and Ferrexpo have developed a strong relationship and common respect for each other while planning improvements for Ferrexpo’s Poltava site. During the past several years, Metso Outotec has been committed to supporting Ferrexpo in the expansion and upgrade of their Poltava plant to a world-class production facility featuring state-of-the-art technologies. Once the project is complete, Poltava will not only be able to substantially increase the plant production, but they will also realise considerable improvements in the plant’s fuel and power consumption as well as plant emissions.”

Earlier this year, the two companies agreed on the delivery of multiple energy-efficient Vertimill® VTM-3000 stirred mills to Ferrexpo, with the vertical grinding mills set to become the largest of their kind to be installed in the country.

Jim North, Interim CEO at Ferrexpo plc, said: “We are pleased to announce this latest development in our ongoing collaboration with Metso Outotec, which will help us realise further growth at our production base in Ukraine. Through our continued focus on investing in our pelletiser, we are deploying modern, energy-efficient technologies that will help us achieve greater volumes of our high-grade iron ore pellets, which are helping to facilitate decarbonisation in the global steel industry.”

Metso Outotec says it is the world’s leading supplier of grate-kiln pellet plants, with more than 50 installations globally totaling over 130 Mt/y of production.