Metso Outotec says it has optimised its existing induration technology offering and is launching its Compact-sized Pellet Plant.
The plant design is based on a 3-m-wide indurating machine, building on the design of Metso Outotec’s larger product range. It is billed as offering the same high plant performance and premium product quality as the larger size plants.
Metso Outotec Compact-sized Pellet Plant will be offered in sizes of 189 sq.m (1.2-1.5 Mt/y capacity), 288 sq.m (1.7-2.3 Mt/y) and 315 sq.m (2-2.6 Mt/y).
The new plant design is cost efficient with optimised delivery time, thanks to high standardisation in design and project execution, according to Metso Outotec. At the same time, the design provides the required flexibility to cater to typical customer demands, and customers can also customise the basic offering with add-on packages.
Matthias Gabriel, Director, Ferrous Product Group at Metso Outotec, said: “We are very excited to launch the Compact-sized Pellet Plant. We aim to cater to the flourishing mid-size concentrate producer segment needs with this new offering.
“Conventionally, 4 m is the commonly available and most-used technology. However, today there is an increasing demand for plants with smaller capacities. We have already won an order for this technology and will be installing our first 3-m-wide travelling grate pellet plant 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 is a leading supplier of travelling grate pelletising technology with an installed worldwide base of over 100 plants. Its technology provides dependable process performance with an emphasis on optimising fuel efficiency and minimal emissions.