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.