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Metso Outotec wins order for iron ore pelletizing plants 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 two compact-sized iron ore pelletizing plants for Chengde Zhaofeng Iron and Steel Group, Co. Ltd in Hebei province, China. This is the sixth pelletizing plant contract Metso Outotec has won in China since 2020 and the first order for plants of this size in the Chinese market. The order value of EUR 33 million is booked into Metals’ 2023 first-quarter orders received.

Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery includes the engineering and design of the indurating and process gas fan systems, supply of proprietary equipment, instrumentation, control systems, as well as supervisory services and technical training. Both plants feature Metso Outotec’s traveling grate pellet indurating furnace with a grate area of 342 m². The three-meter-wide plants each have a capacity of 2.6 MTPA. Pellet production at the Zhaofeng plant is estimated to start around the third quarter of 2024.

“The new plants incorporate state-of-the-art environmentally sound technology. We thank BSIET and our customers in China for their trust in Metso Outotec’s technology,” says Attaul Ahmad, Vice President, Ferrous & Heat Transfer business line at Metso Outotec.

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“These plants will be a good reference for additional compact-sized pellet plants for this market segment in China. We have been successfully working with Metso Outotec for many years now and will further continue our cooperation,” says Mr. Hou, General Manager of BSIET.

Metso Outotec’s iron ore pelletizing process produces uniform pellets and ensures high performance and quality with low investment and operating costs as well as decreased energy consumption and emissions. Find out more about the traveling grate pelletizing technology on our website.

Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in providing sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. By helping our customers increase their productivity, improve their energy and water efficiency and environmental performance with our process and product expertise, we are the partner for positive change. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 16,000 people in close to 50 countries and sales for 2022 were about EUR 5.3 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. mogroup.com

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