In November 2016 ECOFER signed an operating contract with the big steel producer in Middle East. Contract is BOT contract and its length is 1+5 years. ECOFER will supply a Slag processing and metal recovery plant with briquetting line. In first stage ECOFER will process daily slags with one slag processing plant. Yearly amount of processed slags will be at minimum 1.25 million tons. Ecofer will operate the plant with the Finnish cooperator. This agreement allows for a significant growth in new market area.