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Press Release November 18, 2021

Metso Outotec wins major order for iron ore pellet plant capacity expansion in Ukraine

Metso Outotec Corporation’s press release on November 18, 2021, at 09:00 a.m. EET

Metso Outotec has signed an agreement for the delivery of key equipment for the expansion of an existing production line at the Ferrexpo Poltava Mining iron ore grate-kiln pellet plant, which is located in the mining city of Horishni Plavni in central Ukraine. The value of the equipment is EUR 18 million, and it has been booked in Metals’ Q4/2021 orders received. 

Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery consists of equipment for major modifications to the traveling grate, rotary kiln, and annular cooler, and it will increase the production line’s capacity to over six million tons of iron ore pellets per year. Metso Outotec and Ferrexpo have recently worked together to complete the engineering. 

“Metso Outotec and Ferrexpo have developed a strong relationship and common respect for each other while planning improvements for Ferrexpo’s Poltava site. During the past several years, Metso Outotec has been committed to supporting Ferrexpo in the expansion and upgrade of their Poltava plant to a world-class production facility featuring state-of-the-art technologies. Once the project is complete, Poltava will not only be able to substantially increase the plant production, but they will also realize considerable improvements in the plant’s fuel and power consumption as well as plant emissions,says Chris Urban, VP, Heat Transfer Products at Metso Outotec.

“We are pleased to announce this latest development in our ongoing collaboration with Metso Outotec, which will help us realise further growth at our production base in Ukraine. Through our continued focus on investing in our pelletizer, we are deploying modern, energy-efficient technologies that will help us achieve greater volumes of our high-grade iron ore pellets, which are helping to facilitate decarbonization in the global steel industry,” says Jim North, Interim CEO at Ferrexpo plc.

Metso Outotec is the world’s leading supplier of grate-kiln pellet plants, with more than 50 installations globally totaling over 130mtpa 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.

For more information on Ferrexpo Poltava Mining, please visit www.ferrexpo.com.

Further information, please contact:

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

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


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. We ranked 8th on the 2021 Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its sales for 2020 were about EUR 3.9 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. mogroup.com, twitter.com/metsooutotec

Ferrexpo Poltava Mining