HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwire - Jan 23, 2013) - Metso Corporation's press release on
January 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. local time
The high-capacity drying system will improve mine performance
Metso will supply OAO Severstal with a complete rotary drying system for
iron ore plant upgrade project at the Olkon mine in Olenegorsk, Russia. The
high-capacity single-line system will replace multiple existing rotary
Metso's delivery also includes a modern automation system, which will
tighter control of the process. The value of the order will not be
The new drying system will improve the mine's performance by incorporating
use of the most modern technologies in air filtration and burner
This will result in lower fuel consumption, operational and maintenance
as well as minimize particulate emissions.
"We decided to choose Metso, since they offered the best balance of cost
technical solutions," says Pavel Lezhnev, Purchasing Director at OAO
"New equipment will not only improve our performance, but also increase
efficiency and environmental performance, which are also very important for
"Olkon's existing equipment for iron ore drying had reached its service
lifetime. Olkon chose Metso to provide the best solution for their
based on our ability to design and supply optimized drying technology with
enhanced efficiency," says Sales Engineer Michael Schiefer at Global
Sales, Pyro, Mining and Construction, Metso.
"Our longstanding relationship with Olkon, our ability to meet modern
operational requirements and the close cooperation in the process design of
project also contributed to Olkon's decision to choose Metso as the
the equipment. Furthermore, Metso was the only supplier with the ability to
offer a very high-capacity single-line system," says Yuri Pedan, Key
Manager, Russia, Mining and Construction, Metso.
Metso's drying system will dry high-grade iron ore concentrate at a rate of
metric tons per hour in one processing line. The delivery consists of a
direct-fired rotary dryer, including process and equipment design, firing
pollution control equipment, instrumentation, plant control system, and
The delivery is included in Mining and Construction fourth quarter 2012
received. The delivery will be completed by the fourth quarter of 2013.
OAO Severstal is one of the world's leading vertically integrated steel and
steel-related mining companies, with assets in Russia, the USA, the
Latvia, Poland, Italy, Liberia and Brazil. Severstal's crude steel
2011 reached 15.3 million tons.
Metso's mining and construction professionals specialize in always bringing
right technology, processes, machinery and services to our customers in the
aggregates production, construction, mining and minerals processing.
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the
process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power,
oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries deliver
sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide. Expect results.
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