Metso Outotec to modernize Norilsk Nickel smelting line

12 January 2021

Global machinery company 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. The contract value is approximately EUR 90 million, and the order was booked in Metso Outotec’s fourth-quarter 2020 order intake. 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. Replacing 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 will also allow for the easy connection and efficient operation with potential future sulfuric acid production and neutralization projects. The delivery of the equipment will take place during the first half of 2022. 

“Metso Outotec is a long-term partner of Norilsk Nickel, supplying state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. Our cooperation allows us to solve the most important production and technological issues, such as increasing the reliability and efficiency of production,” says Sergey Dubovitsky, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Strategic Projects, Logistics & Procurement at Norilsk Nickel.

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 one of the cleanest smelting methods available, giving high recovery of metals with low investment and operating costs.

Courtesy of Metso Outotec.