Finnish mining equipment maker Metso Outotec has won an order from Vulcan Pelletizing for a 6 mtpa iron ore grate kiln pellet plant.
The plant is located in the industrial port of Sohar, the Sultanate of Oman, and will will supply pellets to Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel.
The value of the order is approximately €33 million (US$34 million), and it has been booked in Metals' Q2/2022 orders received.
Metso Outotec's scope of delivery consists of the supply of core pelletizing plant equipment, including the traveling grate, rotary kiln, and annular cooler. The design is based on the Grate Kiln plants that Metso Outotec is currently supplying for a customer in India. The plant, which is planned to produce six million tons of high-quality iron ore pellets per year, is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2023.
"This is the third order for a 6 mtpa Grate-Kiln pelletizing plant within the last 16 months. Metso Outotec is proud to be the Vulcan group's selected partner in iron ore pelletizing, and we look forward to propelling the Vulcan group to be a global leader with world-class pellet products," says Chris Urban, Vice President, Heat Transfer Products at Metso Outotec.
Metso Outotec is the world's leading supplier of Grate Kiln pellet plants, with more than 50 installations globally totaling over 130 mtpa of production. The Metso Outotec technology produces superior-quality pellets while minimizing overall plant operational expenses.
Traveling grate pelletizing plants use an induration technology for iron ore pellet production for a wide range of plant capacities. Traveling grate sinter plant reduces off-gas volumes and the emission of hazardous pollutants, while reducing fuel consumption.