Metalloinvest Incrase Productivity of HBI1 Plant at Lebedinsky GOK

Leading Russian iron ore, HBI and steel Metalloinvest has launched the modernisation of HBI-1 Plant at Lebedinsky iron ore mining and processing

plant Lebedinsky GOK located at Gubkin in Kursk Oblast, about 650 kilometers south of Moscow. The project is scheduled to be completed by early 2023 and is expected to increase the productivity of HBI-1 Plant by more than 10%. At the same time, the metallurgical value of products will improve, with metallisation and carbon content increasing. An agreement to modernise HBI-1 Plant has been signed with Tenova HYL, who will provide engineering and consulting services while also supplying key and auxiliary equipment.

The existing HYL technological solution will be supplemented by two modern oxygen injection distributors, as well as an additional boiler for steam generation, an absorber, carbon dioxide extraction pumps, a fuel gas buffer tank and other units.

The capacity of HBI-1 Plant, which was commissioned at Lebedinsky GOK in 2001, enables the production of more than 1 million tonnes of HBI annually. In total, the three HBI plants at Lebedinsky GOK produce over 4.5 million tonnes of HBI per year.

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