Hamil Steel to Construct MIDREX HOTLINK®-based Minimill
Last Update: 31/01/2004 04:45:13
Midrex Technologies Inc., Charlotte, N.C., and Al-Ghaith Holdings (UAE) have signed a pre-engineering contract to start work on a new minimill and MIDREX® direct reduction plant using the industry's first HOTLINK® system to feed hot-direct reduced iIron (HDRI) to the new minimill. The new facility named Hamil Steel will be the Middle East's newest electric arc furnace based minimill and will use HOTLINK's HDRI to produce approximately 300,000 tons of steel billets. HDRI will be delivered at more than 700°C to a newly designed VAI/FUCHS electric arc furnace for the production of high quality, low cost liquid steel. The Hamil Steel DR-EAF combination will be the world's first to use the patented and proprietary HOTLINK technology. About half of the HDRI will be fed directly to the EAF, and about half will be delivered to a hot briquetting system for the production of approximately 250,000 metric tons/year of HBI. "This project represents the next evolutionary step forward for DR-based minimills" said Robert Klawonn, vice president of commercial for Midrex. "We are confident that our close relationship with VAI will assure smooth project execution and maximum benefit for the client."
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