Metso Outotec has signed a contract with Beijing Shougang International Engineering Technology (BSIET) for the delivery of two compact-sized iron ore pelletising plants for Chengde Zhaofeng Iron and Steel Group in Hebei province, China. 

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This is the sixth pelletising 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 EUR33 million is booked into Metals’ 2023 first-quarter orders received.

“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,” said Attaul Ahmad, vice president, Ferrous & Heat Transfer business line at Metso Outotec.

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. The 3-metre-wide plants each have a capacity of 2.6 million tonnes per annum. 

Pellet production at the Zhaofeng plant is estimated to start around the third quarter of 2024.

Source: Metso Outotec