Metso Outotec has been awarded a purchase contract for key equipment at the centre of a plant capacity expansion at the Ferrexpo Poltava Mining iron ore complex in Horishni Plavni, central Ukraine.
The order for the grate-kiln pellet plan growth includes equipment for major modifications to the traveling grate, rotary kiln and annular cooler, and it will increase the production line’s capacity to over six million tons of iron ore pellets per year.
Metso Outotec said it and Ferrexpo have already worked together to complete the engineering.
The order is worth EUR18 million and will be booked on the company’s Q42021 order sheet.
Metso, which said it is a world-leading supplier of grate-kiln pellet plans with more than 50 installations and 130 million tonnes per year in production across the world, noted that it developed a strong relationship while planning out the improvements at Poltava, thus the continuing tie.
“During the past several years, Metso Outotec has been committed to supporting Ferrexpo in the expansion and upgrade of their Poltava plant to a world-class production facility featuring state-of-the-art technologies. Once the project is complete, Poltava will not only be able to substantially increase the plant production, but they will also realize considerable improvements in the plant’s fuel and power consumption as well as plant emissions,” said Chris Urban, who serves as vice president for heat transfer products at Metso Outotec.
“This latest development … will help us realise further growth at our production base in Ukraine. Through our continued focus on investing in our pelletizer, we are deploying modern, energy-efficient technologies that will help us achieve greater volumes of our high-grade iron ore pellets, which are helping to facilitate decarbonization in the global steel industry,” said Ferrexpo interim CEO Jim North.
Source: Metso Outotec