Metso Corporate Newsroom News 2007 Outotec to deliver the world s largest chromite pellet plant to Kazakhstan
June 20, 2007

Outotec to deliver the world s largest chromite pellet plant to Kazakhstan


Outotec Oyj has agreed with OAO TNK Kazchrome to design and deliver
the second chromite pellet plant for Kazchrome's Donskoy chrome mine
in Kazakhstan. The new pellet plant, together with Outotec's earlier
delivery of a similar plant in 2005, will be the world's largest
production unit for chromite pellets. The contract price with
services and spare parts is nearly EUR 40 million.

Outotec's delivery includes the SBS(TM) Steel Belt Sintering
technology, engineering, the main process equipment, automation and
electrification, as well as the supervision of equipment
installations and commissioning. The new production plant is expected
to become operational in mid-2009.

Kazchrome is one of the world's largest manufacturers of chromite
ore, chrome- and manganese-based ferroalloys. With the second pellet
plant the production capacity at Donskoy will double to 1,400,000
tonnes per year of chromite pellets."Outotec's energy-efficient ferroalloys production technology is
successfully and increasingly used by the major ferrochrome producers
worldwide. Kazakhstan is rich in mineral resources, which are being
developed fast. After this contract Kazakhstan is the second largest
market after South Africa for our ferroalloys technologies", says
Tapani Järvinen, President and CEO of Outotec.

For additional information please contact:

Outotec Oyj

Jorma Daavittila, Vice President - Base Metals, Ferroalloys
tel. +358 20 529 2107
e-mail: jorma.daavittila(at)

Eila Paatela, Vice President - Corporate Communications
tel. +358 20 529 2004, mobile +358 400 817198
e-mail: eila.paatela(at)

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