Ore processing in IC² is a multistage process, requiring several machines in order to get the maximum possible yield from each individual ore. The best ore yield comes from a threestage process. The first stage is a necessity; the second or third may optionally be skipped, but will reduce yield.
This is where the processing plant of Scandinavia's biggest iron ore producer is located, with a facility for direct loading of iron ore pellets onto ships. The existing plant has a processing rate of 6,000 t/h, and a new plant with a processing rate of an additional 9,000 t/h had to be added.