Metso Outotec will deliver and deploy its moving grate pelletizing technology which will be integrated with a 432 m2 curing machine located at RPCL’s 3.2 mtpa pellet plant in Sandur, Karnataka.
The technology will be used in the short term to improve the iron content of the ore, maximizing the potential of existing resources – a long term goal is to increase the resource base.
The moving grate pellet plant is a hardening technology for the production of iron ore pellets for a wide range of plant capacities. The moving grate sinter plant reduces exhaust gas volumes and the emission of hazardous pollutants, while reducing fuel consumption.
“For Metso Outotec, this is a unique mobile grate benchmark project in the mid-sized concentrate producer segment which is expected to grow. Our process and design expertise is well suited to this capacity segment. We are delighted to work with RCPL to provide them with a sustainable solution, ensuring high plant performance and product quality,” said Attaul Ahmad, Vice President Ferrous & Heat Transfer Business Line at Metso Outotec.
Metso Outotec has won several pellet plant contracts in recent months, including from Beijing Shougang International Engineering Technology (BSIET) to build a plant in southwest China in January.
The company also won an order last October to build a similar pellet plant for BSIET in the southeastern city of Nantong.