Metso Corporate Newsroom News 2022 Metso Outotec wins major order for a large iron ore pellet plant in India
Press release April 1, 2022

Metso Outotec wins major order for a large iron ore pellet plant in India

Metso Outotec Corporation’s press release on April 1, 2022, at 09:00 a.m. EEST

Metso Outotec has signed an agreement for the delivery of engineering and key equipment for an iron ore grate kiln pellet plant to Jindal Steel Odisha Limited (JSOL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL). The plant is located in the industrial city of Angul, in eastern India. The value of the order is approximately EUR 30 million, and it has been booked in Metals’ Q1/2022 orders received.

Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery consists of engineering and the supply of major equipment, including the traveling grate, rotary kiln, and annular cooler. The plant will produce six million tons of high-quality iron ore pellets per year. This is Metso Outotec’s second pellet plant order from JSOL in the past 12 months. The first grate kiln pellet plant is currently being installed at the same location by Metso Outotec and JSOL.

“Metso Outotec and JSPL have a strong history of working together in the field of iron ore pelletizing. We have previously worked with JSPL in 2006 and 2012 for the deliveries of two traveling grate pelletizing plants to Barbil, India. We’re very pleased to be able to supply JSOL with two grate kiln pelletizing plants for their Angul location. Metso Outotec is the only equipment manufacturer to offer both the traveling grate and grate kiln technologies for indurating iron ore pellets; each technology offers unique advantages. With these technologies, JSPL will be a global leader in their ability to efficiently produce of a variety of world-class pellet products,” says Chris Urban, Vice President, Heat Transfer Products at Metso Outotec.

Metso Outotec is the world’s leading supplier of grate kiln pellet plants, with more than 50 installations globally totaling over 130 mtpa of production. The Metso Outotec technology produces superior-quality pellets while minimizing overall plant operational expenses.

Discover more about our pelletizing technologies and the grate kiln system on our website.

Further information, please contact:

Christopher Urban, Vice President, Heat Transfer Products, Metso Outotec, tel. +1 570 850 3251, email: chris.urban(at)

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Brand, Metso Outotec, tel. +358 20 484 3212, email: helena.marjaranta(at)

Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. By improving our customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product and process expertise, we are the partner for positive change. Metso Outotec is committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C with Science Based Targets.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its sales for 2021 were about EUR 4.2 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.,

Metso Outotec grate kiln