Gol-E-Gohar Pelletizing Plant II

Client: Gol-e-Gohar Industrial & Mining Co. (GEG)
Partner: Farat Tahghigh Sepahan Co. (SBR)
Type of Contract: EPCC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Commissioning)
Contract Period: 39 months
Location: Sirjan, Kerman Province, Iran
Status: Under Construction

Project Outline
As a raw material, Iron ore does not have considerable added value by itself. Thus processing and producing of pellet and sponge iron and finally its conversion into steel not only creates job opportunities but also supplies the producers with a rather higher added value. Continuous growth of steel production in the country highlights the ever increasing need for establishing pelletizing units. Golgohar Mining and Industrial Co. accordingly decided to construct a pellet producing plant, following the construction of an iron ore concentration plant.

This plant is capable of producing high quality pellets which are usable in Direct Reduction (DR) furnaces. It will also manufacture pellets with suitable and desired quality which can be fed directly into blast furnaces.

Procedures of Pellet Production
Golgohar pelletizing unit will be constructed in Sirjan by Golgohar iron ore company with production capacity of 5 million tonnes per year. Through a 470 meters long conveyor belt, Golgohar's concentrated outputs are transported to primary storage tanks, each with the capacity of 2000 tonnes. One of the reservoirs is dedicated to hematite ore. Producing pellet consists of three main stages:

  • Preparing the material that includes drying, milling, separating small and large particle, storing in storage pits and mixing
  • Producing raw pellet by means of rotary drums pelletizers
  • Indurating, screening and transporting for maintenance or distribution

Scope of Work

  • Geotechnical studies
  • Site preparation
  • Performing detailed engineering design based on Outotec’s basic designs (these activities are carried out by Sepahan Beyond Research Company)
  • Procurement and transportation of equipment, steel structures, mechanical, piping, electrical & instrumentation (this part is related to items which are not Outotec Company´s responsibilities)
  • Execution and installation of all equipment
  • Precommissioning and commissioning

Key Statistics

  • Cutting: 31,240 m3
  • Filling: 11,200 m3
  • Site preparation: 50,000 m2
  • Reinforced Concrete: 30,000 m3
  • Reinforcement: 2,517 t
  • Formwork: 20,790 m2
  • Steel structure: 8,350 t

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