Metso Outotec wins an order for a large iron-ore pelletizing plant in China

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Metso Outotec has signed a contract with Beijing Shougang International Engineering Technology Co. Ltd. (BSIET) for the delivery of an iron-ore pelletizing plant to Shougang Qian’an Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. The plant will be built in Qian’an, Hebei province in China. The order value, which is not disclosed, is booked into Metals’ third-quarter orders received.

Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery includes the engineering and design of the indurating system and process gas fan system, as well as supply of proprietary equipment, instrumentation, and control systems. Supervisory services and technical training are also included in the delivery scope. The core of the plant is Metso Outotec’s traveling grate pellet indurating furnace with a grate area of 504 m².

“We are very excited about this recent win in China. This is our fifth pelletizing plant order in China since 2020. The win is yet another demonstration of our strong technological leadership in the pelletizing space as well as our long-term partnership with BSIET. We are looking forward to further strengthening our cooperation with BSIET and the customer operating the steel plant in Qian’an,” says Attaul Ahmad, Vice President, Ferrous & Heat Transfer business line at Metso Outotec.

Pellet production at the Qian’an plant is estimated to start by the end of 2023. Metso Outotec’s traveling grate technology ensures high performance and quality while significantly decreasing energy consumption and emissions. The process produces uniform pellets and ensures high performance and quality, with low investment and operating costs as well as decreased energy consumption and emissions.