The Russian steel producer Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK) has placed an order for a 6Mt/y pellatising plant for magnetite ore.

A consortium comprised of Siemens VAI Metals Technologies and Outotec Oyi, Espoo, Finland will build the plant at NLMK's Stoilensky Mining and Beneficiation Plant (SG??) in Stary Oskol.

The total order value for Siemens is approximately €12M. The pellet plant is scheduled to be started up in 2014. This project marks the further expansion of Siemens activities in the field of iron ore agglomeration technology.