Metso Outotec has been awarded a landmark contract by PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel to modernize one of the company’s two existing smelting lines at their Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant in Norilsk, Russia. The contract value is approximately EUR 90 million. Metso Outotec’s contract includes engineering and delivery of a nickel flash smelting furnace and a heat recovery boiler with related automation and advanced digital products. The replacement of the existing smelting line with the latest process technology and furnace structures will significantly increase the line’s capacity and availability, reduce metal losses and ease maintenance. The new line also allows easy connection and efficient operation with potential future sulphuric acid production and neutralisation projects. The delivery of the equipment will take place during the first half of 2022.
Metso Outotec is a leading supplier of smelting technology with about 40 operational smelting lines around the world. Metso Outotec’s Flash Smelting Process is the cleanest smelting method available, giving high recovery of metals with low investment and operating costs. More information available on Metso Outotec’s smelting technologies on the website.