Slag Recycling Project

Slag Recycling Project

3D model of the plant to be built at the port of Raahe

 

Mustavaaran Kaivos Oy is planning to start vanadium production by processing slag by-products from SSAB steelplants. Extraction of vanadium from the slag will be done in a plant to be built at the port of Raahe. The plant will offer over 100 permanent jobs when in full production. 

The end products of the plant will be ferrovanadium and raw steel. Ferrovanadium is mostly used in the steel industry as a strengthening alloy for the production of High Strength Steel and tool steels. Raw steel is mainly used in the foundry industry.

Vanadium steel is extremely strong and light, therefore it is used especially in the construction industry, aeroplane structures and tools. Vanadium is also used as catalyst in chemical industry. New battery solutions (Vanadium Redox Battery) drive the increasing demand for vanadium.