Metso Outotec has added its fourth order in less than one year for a pelletising plant to be delivered to a Chinese mining operation.

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While the value of the transaction was not disclosed, the customer has been confirmed as Beijing Shougang International Engineering Technology (BSIET). The greenfield iron ore pelletising plant will be established in Qingdao, Shandong Province, and will be operated by Qingdao Bangtuo New Materials Technology. 

Scope of delivery for the plant includes engineering and design of the indurating system, as well as the engineering of the process gas fan system. It will also supply proprietary equipment, instrumentation and control systems, and provide supervisory services and technical training. 

The Qingdao Bangtuo plant gas targeted annual production of 4 million tonnes of pellets; production is expected to start in 2022. Metso Outotec said the deal will be included in its orders for the second quarter.

“Plant reliability and sustainable performance are key for all new pelletising plants being built in China,” BSIET’s metallurgy division general manager said.

“This is the fourth pellet plant order in China we’ve received within 10 months, doubling our local pellet plant reference base from the four in operation amounting to almost 15 million tons of annual capacity to be built within the next two years,” said Attaul Ahmad, vice president, ferrous and heat transfer business line for Metso Outotec.

Source: Metso Outotec