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Tornio, Finland, 2011/05/12 - Metso will supply an extensive electrification and automation delivery to Outokumpuís new ferrochrome plant in Tornio, Finland. The equipment will be installed in several phases during 2011 and 2012. MEO1V.HE
The test runs in the new plants will start in late 2012.
Outokumpu will invest over EUR 440 million to double its present annual ferrochrome production capacity to about 530,000 tons once the extension is finalized in 2013. Metsoís delivery targets the new melting plant, the new sintering plant and the water plant as well as for the raw material dosage and the coke station. The value of the order is not disclosed. The order is included in Energy and Environmental Technologyís Q1/2011 orders received.
ďMetsoís automation system provides our plant with a uniform, integrated operation system, making changing tasks and taking over from a colleague easy thanks to a common operator interface. Additionally, we will get uniform process reporting and management. From the maintenance point of view, having one automation system is a benefit, too,Ē says Antti Hemminki, who is in charge of electrification in Outokumpuís F3 project.
Outokumpuís ferrochrome plant is part of the Tornio steel plant, which is the worldís most integrated stainless steel production unit with all parts of the production chain located close to each other. In the ferrochrome facility some production plants already use Metsoís automation systems. Also, the Tornion Voima power plant located in the vicinity has Metsoís automation.
Outokumpu Group (outokumpu.com) is one of the worldís leading producers of stainless steel. It has about 7,500 employees in over 30 countries. The head office is located in Espoo, Finland.
Metsoís delivery covers process electrification, electrical and automation design and process automation. The melting plant and sintering plant will have new Metso DNA automation systems with integrated safety logics. The delivery also includes an information management system to cover the whole ferrochrome plant. The turnkey delivery includes equipment installation, testing, training and extensive commissioning.
Metso (metso.com) is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 28,500 employees in more than 50 countries.