Fives and Metalloinvest, a global producer of iron ore, commissioned a North American indurating furnace combustion system. It was installed Russia’s largest pelletizing plant located within the Mikhailovsky GOK facility.

The agreement included 12 customized high performance burners with the total connected input of 90 MW. The burners, designed to produce 2192 to 2372 °F (1200-1300°C) heated air, are installed into the induration furnace at Mikhailovsky GOK’s pelletizing plant. In addition to the burners, the complete system included fully instrumented flow controls for both fuel and primary air. Fives also rendered site services in the form of process expertise, installation supervision, commissioning support and training.

The new plant, which will enable Metalloinvest to increase pellet production capacity by five million tons per year, was successfully put into operation in the third quarter of this year.