Since the plant is located north of the Polar circle, weather conditions made the project’s execution and the requisite time schedule important factors for consideration.

Nevertheless, FLSmidth’s team worked closely with LKAB to deliver a turnkey solution, which covered the following scope of supply:

  • Complete design and engineering according to LKAB's standard and formats
  • Full equipment supply, including spare parts
  • Mechanical and electrical installation
  • Training
  • Commissioning
FLSmidth provided three new electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) including plant equipment, designed to provide maximum efficiency and deliver highly reliable dust emission control. The specifications included:

  • 3 ESPs type E with 3 fields for UDD, DDD and TPH Exhaust
  • Dust transport system
  • ID Fans including dampers
  • Field instruments and Gas Analyzers
  • Complete duct system including wear lining
  • Complete set of access facilities

The planning for the entire project was started in close co-operation with LKAB at a very early stage and involved all necessary partners and suppliers. The project only allowed FLSmidth 10 days for tie-in, which after a high degree of preparation, was successfully achieved.


Maintaining absolute quality across the entire project was a priority for LKAB, both in terms of project execution and the new equipment to be installed. FLSmidth was able to meet the customer’s expectations by ensuring the most effective use of the latest technologies and process designs.


The project was a great success and LKAB have been satisfied with the outcome, including engineering, erection, tie-in and operation. They commented on FLSmidth’s flexible and dynamic approach to project execution and on their ability to manage their teams and suppliers.

We are very satisfied with FLSmidth’s performance during both the design and construction phases. It was very impressive how their team was able to successfully complete the erection work within the planned 10-day tie-in and how flexible they were in co-operating with our partners and suppliers.

Joakim WinsaPlanning and Design Manager at LKAB