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.