Our reliable and flexible solutions for SL/RN plants allow to operate with a wide range of iron-bearing materials

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Discover unique raw-material flexibility with AusIron, our iron ore smelting reduction process

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Outotec Direct Reduction technologies are based on 50 years’ experience of delivering solutions for customers in the ferrous direct reduction sector, encompassing the full range of plant types, and have been developed through extensive research and testing with a wide range of raw materials and process parameters.

Our direct reduction offering covers:

  • Design, engineering, delivery, and services for traditional SL/RN direct reduction plants based on a rotary kiln, with non-coking coal as the reductant and fuel.
  • Design, engineering, delivery, and services for SL/ RN-Xtra plants, which use a combination of a pre-hardening grate and traditional SL/RN kiln for the treatment of iron ore fines.
  • Hydrogen-based Circored fine ore reduction plants with both circulating (CFB) and bubbling (BFB) fluidized bed reactors.
  • Services for our shaft-furnace direct reduction plants built by Outotec based on a Midrex® license.