This is the largest R&D project ever undertaken by either NLCIL or NMDC and their first with an Australian company. About the Parties. ECT's project partners, NLCIL and NMDC, are 'Public Sector Undertakings' under the Ministries of Coal and Steel, respectively with a combined market value of ~A$11 billion.
Mining in Iran is underdeveloped, yet the country is one of the most important mineral producers in the world, ranked among 15 major mineral-rich countries, holding some 68 types of minerals, 37 billion tonnes of proven reserves and more than 57 billion tonnes of potential reserves worth $770 billion in 2014.
This is when solid particles stick to one another, and while this is an undesirable feature in many powder and particle processing operations, it is essential for the successful sintering of iron ore fines, coke and fluxes into a suitable blast furnace feed.