Outotec has signed a contract for the delivery of sintering technology for JSW Steel Ltd.'s new iron ore sinter plant to be built in Toranagallu, India. The contract includes technology fee and the supply of proprietary equipment.
The new plant is expected to produce annually around 2.3 million tonnes of iron sinter, which will be used as feed for blast furnaces in steel production. Outotec's delivery is a part of JSW's expansion to take its annual sinter capacity to 10 million tonnes.
The commissioning for the plant is scheduled for 2011.
"This is already JSW's fourth sinter plant designed with Outotec's technology in the past five years,” said Pertti Korhonen, CEO of Outotec. "The previous plant delivered by Outotec and commissioned this year will be India's largest sinter plant. Outotec has designed 11 sinter plants in India since 2003, confirming the company's position as the leading supplier of agglomeration technology in the iron and steel industry."