Outotec has agreed with Samarco Mineração S.A. on a turnkey delivery of the world’s largest iron ore pelletizing plant in Brazil. The contract value is approximately EUR 200 million, which will be booked in Outotec’s second quarter order intake. In addition, the contract includes local EUR 100 million purchases performed on behalf of the customer. Some 90% of the services and supplies for the project will be delivered from Brazil.

The new plant will be installed at Samarco’s iron ore port in Ponta de Ubú, Espírito Santo, Brazil. Once operational at the end of 2013, the plant will treat 9.25 million metric tons (mt) of iron ore per year on a 816 m² traveling grate indurating machine.

“Samarco’s new mega-size plant will comply with the latest environmental regulations and be a benchmark for future plants in sustainability, efficiency and capacity,” said Outotec CEO Pertti Korhonen.

Outotec’s scope covers the entire process technology, conceptual and detailed engineering, project management, supply, construction and start-up of the pelletizing plant. “Our technology leadership in pelletizing is demonstrated by this 13th world-class pelletizing plant designed and delivered by Outotec,” said Korhonen.