FINLAND – OUTOKUMPU TECHNOLOGY has signed a contract worth US$200 million to supply the world’s largest pellet indurating furnace to SAMARCO MINERACAO of Brazil. The new furnace will be operational at the end of 2007 in Samarco’s iron ore port in Ponta Uba, Espirito Santo. The furnace will handle 7.25 million tonnes of iron ore per year.
Outokumpu will provide the entire engineering, supply, construction and start-up of the furnace. Approximately 80% of the services and supplies will be sourced in Brazil. Besides the indurating furnace with a grate area of 768 m, the plant will consist of a double-deck roller screen, a hearth-layer screen, six process gas fans and four electrostatic precipitators to minimize its environmental impact. It will feature leading-edge measuring and control technology and will be the first pelletizing plant in Brazil with an integrated expert system for an optimized plant operation right from the start-up.
Outokumpu (www.OutokumpuTechnology.com) is a global leader in the design, development and supply of plant processing and equipment solutions for the mineral industry.