Metso Outotec has signed a contract with Beijing Shougang International Engineering Technology Co. Ltd (BSIET) on the delivery of environmentally sound technology for an iron ore pelletizing plant to be built in Southwest China. The order value is not disclosed. The contract has been booked into Metals segment Q4 2020 orders received.
Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery covers the engineering and design of the indurating system, engineering of the process gas fan system, supply of proprietary and key process equipment, instrumentation and control systems, as well as supervisory services and technical training. The core of the plant is Metso Outotec’s traveling grate pellet indurating furnace with a grate area of 432 m².
“We are very pleased about this new order, and we are looking forward to working with the customer operating the steel plant and our long-term partner BSIET. This is the second pelletizing plant contract we’ve received in China within six months, underlining the strong presence of our traveling grate technology on the Chinese market,” says Tobias Stefan, Vice President, Ferrous & Heat Transfer business line at Metso Outotec.
Pellet production at the plant is estimated to start by mid 2022. Metso Outotec’s traveling grate technology produces uniform pellets and ensures high performance and quality with low investment and operating costs, as well as low energy consumption and emissions.