Outokumpu Ferrochrome Smelter

Project: New building

Our delivery: 2018

  • Drilled piles, altogether 3.7 km / 630 tons
  • Steel frame including installation: 5,500-ton smelter with 4,700 tons of welded sheet structures, 1,500-ton casting facility, hoods and stacks for granulation basins: 800 tonnes of galvanised structures, 300 tonnes of acid-resistant stack structures
  • 950 m² of load-bearing roof structures including installation
  • 15,000 m² of sandwich panels


  • Developer: Outokumpu Chrome Oy
  • Structural designer: A-Insinöörit Oy
  • Facade contractor: Rovakate Oy

Reliability and safety in entire project

Outokumpu plans to double its ferrochrome production capacity in Finland. The new smelter of the Tornio production facility will enable the production of high-quality ferrochrome with minimal emissions and efficiency of energy consumption.

Ruukki has signed a contract to deliver the drilled piles for the ferrochrome smelter, to manufacture and install the steel structures and load-bearing roof structures, and to deliver the facade panels.

“We rely upon Ruukki’s ability to perform as a steel structure contractor in large-scale, demanding industrial projects. From the customer’s perspective, reliability, delivery capacity, and ensured workplace safety have importance in each stage of the project. These all form a competitive delivery entity.” – Chief Project Manager Heikki Pekkarinen from Outokumpu