Metso Corporate Newsroom News 2022 Metso Outotec wins an order for a large iron-ore pelletizing plant in China
Press release September 28, 2022

Metso Outotec wins an order for a large iron-ore pelletizing plant in China

Metso Outotec Corporation’s press release on September 28, 2022, at 09:00 a.m. EEST

Metso Outotec has signed a contract with Beijing Shougang International Engineering Technology Co. Ltd. (BSIET) for the delivery of an iron-ore pelletizing plant to Shougang Qian’an Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. The plant will be built in Qian’an, Hebei province in China. The order value, which is not disclosed, is booked into Metals’ third-quarter orders received.

Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery includes the engineering and design of the indurating system and process gas fan system, as well as supply of proprietary equipment, instrumentation, and control systems. Supervisory services and technical training are also included in the delivery scope. The core of the plant is Metso Outotec’s traveling grate pellet indurating furnace with a grate area of 504 m².

“We are very excited about this recent win in China. This is our fifth pelletizing plant order in China since 2020. The win is yet another demonstration of our strong technological leadership in the pelletizing space as well as our long-term partnership with BSIET. We are looking forward to further strengthening our cooperation with BSIET and the customer operating the steel plant in Qian’an,” says Attaul Ahmad, Vice President, Ferrous & Heat Transfer business line at Metso Outotec.

Pellet production at the Qian’an plant is estimated to start by the end of 2023. Metso Outotec’s traveling grate technology ensures high performance and quality while significantly decreasing energy consumption and emissions. The process produces uniform pellets and ensures high performance and quality, with low investment and operating costs as well as decreased energy consumption and emissions.

Find out more about Metso Outotec’s Traveling Grate Pelletizing technology on our website.

Further information:

Matthias Gabriel, Director, Ferrous, Metso Outotec, Tel. +49617 1969 3280, email: matthias.gabriel(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.,

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