Outotec DC Smelting Plant

Use a cost-efficient, sustainable, and compact solution for ferroalloys processing. Outotec's direct current (DC) smelting furnace can be used for direct smelting of fine ores, even those with highly variable chemical or mineralogical compositions, as well as for recycling challenging by-products such as steel dust.

  • Enables direct smelting of ores with fine particle sizes    
  • Allows accurate process control with high metal recovery, even with lower-grade ores    
  • Enables cost-efficient recycling for challenging by-products    
  • Cuts operational costs with the ability to use low-cost reductants    
  • Lowers CAPEX and offers better economies of scale for smaller plant capacities through optimized layout and design