Metso Outotec signs landmark contract for pelletising plant in Africa

15th June 2021 By: Simone Liedtke - Writer

Mining company Metso Outotec has signed a landmark contract for the delivery of an iron-ore beneficiation and travelling grate pelletising plant to Africa.

The parties have agreed to not disclose the value of the contract. Metso Outotec has also not revealed the name of its customer or where in Africa the plant will be used.

“This new greenfield plant is the first integrated beneficiation and pelletising plant we are delivering globally.

“It will feature Metso Outotec’s sustainable proprietary technology, such as low nitrogen oxides burners to minimise emissions in the process, as well as state-of-the-art digital solutions, including our Optimus process optimiser and a green pellet-size control system,” says Metso Outotec metals business area president Jari Ålgars.

Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery includes the engineering and supply of key process equipment for the beneficiation and pelletising plant.

In addition, Metso Outotec will provide site supervision and commissioning services and deliver automation and training for the project.

Metso Outotec conducted early engineering works for the plant in 2020.