Metso Outotec has signed an agreement for the delivery of key equipment for the expansion of an existing production line at the Ferrexpo Poltava Mining iron ore grate-kiln pellet plant, which is located in the mining city of Horishni Plavni in central Ukraine. The value of the equipment is EUR 18 million, and it has been booked in Metals’ Q4/2021 orders received.
Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery consists of 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 and Ferrexpo have recently worked together to complete the engineering.
“Metso Outotec and Ferrexpo have developed a strong relationship and common respect for each other while planning improvements for Ferrexpo’s Poltava site. 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,” says Chris Urban, VP, Heat Transfer Products at Metso Outotec.
“We are pleased to announce this latest development in our ongoing collaboration with Metso Outotec, which 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,” says Jim North, Interim CEO at Ferrexpo plc.
Metso Outotec is the world’s leading supplier of grate-kiln pellet plants, with more than 50 installations globally totalling over 130mtpa of production. The Metso Outotec technology produces superior-quality pellets while minimizing overall plant operational expenses.