Metso Outotec wins major order for travelling grate pelletizing technology

by David Fleschen

Metso Outotec and Resources Pellets Concentrates Pvt. Ltd. (RPCL) have signed an agreement for the delivery of key technology for a 432 m2 indurating machine in India. The value of the order is above EUR 20 million and it has been booked in Metals’ Q1/2022 orders received.

RPCL is a joint venture company owned by M/s BKG Group and M/s Fomento Resources Pvt. Limited (FRPL), having an extensive experience in iron ore mining and beneficiation. Metso Outotec will support RPCL with the development of their 3.2 mtpy pellet facility in Sandur, Karnataka. Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery includes test work, full basic engineering and supply of proprietary and key equipment, as well as advisory services.

According to RPCL, the aim in the near-term is to improve the iron content of the ore, maximizing the potential of the existing resources. The long-term goal is to increase the resource base, thus providing longevity and sustainability in the regions from where the mineral is being sourced.  

“For Metso Outotec, this is a unique travelling grate reference project in the mid-size concentrate producer segment that is expected to grow. Our process and design expertise suits well for this capacity segment. We are excited to work with RCPL to provide them with a sustainable solution, ensuring high plant performance and product quality,” says Attaul Ahmad, Vice President, Ferrous & Heat Transfer business line at Metso Outotec.    

Metso Outotec is a leading supplier of travelling grate pelletizing technology with an installed world-wide base of over 100 plants. The Metso Outotec technology provides dependable process performance with an emphasis on optimizing fuel efficiency and minimal emissions.  

Source and Photo: Metso Outotec

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