Metso Outotec and Resources Pellets Concentrates Pvt Ltd (RPCL) have signed an agreement for the delivery of key technology for a 432 sq.m indurating machine in India.
The value of the order is above €20 million ($22 million) and it has been booked in Metals’ Q1/2022 orders received.
RPCL is a joint venture company owned by M/s BKG Group and M/s Fomento Resources Pvt Limited, having an extensive experience in iron ore mining and beneficiation. Metso Outotec will support RPCL with the development of its 3.2 Mt/y pellet facility in Sandur, Karnataka, with the OEM’s scope of delivery including test work, full basic engineering and supply of proprietary and key equipment, as well as advisory services.
According to RPCL, the aim in the near-term is to improve the iron content of the ore, maximising the potential of the existing resources. The long-term goal is to increase the resource base, providing longevity and sustainability in the regions from where the mineral is being sourced.
Attaul Ahmad, Vice President, Ferrous & Heat Transfer business line at Metso Outotec, said: “For Metso Outotec, this is a unique travelling grate reference project in the mid-size concentrate producer segment that is expected to grow. Our process and design expertise suits well for this capacity segment.
“We are excited to work with RCPL to provide them with a sustainable solution, ensuring high plant performance and product quality.”
Metso Outotec says it is a leading supplier of travelling grate pelletising technology with an installed worldwide base of over 100 plants.