Metso Outotec to modernize Nornickel’s smelting line in Russia

Metso Outotec has been awarded a landmark contract by PJSC MMCMining and Metallurgical CompanyGo to the glossary 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 long-term partner of Norilsk Nickel, supplying state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. Our co-operation 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.

“Norilsk Nickel operates the world’s largest nickel and palladium deposit in Russia. We are very committed to our long partnership with Norilsk Nickel, and are pleased having been awarded the contract to modernize their smelting line at Nadezhda. Our unique process expertise and sustainable technologies enable the design and delivery of a world-class smelting process, which meets today’s and future production requirements,” says Jari Ålgars, President of Metso Outotec’s Metals business area.

Metso Outotec is a leading supplier of smelting technology with about 40 operational smelting lines around the world. Metso Outotec’s Flash SmeltingA pyrometallurgical process performed at high temperatures enabling the complete melting down of the processed material.Go to the glossary 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.​