17.12.2018

Midrex Technologies Inc.

World’s Largest HDRI/CDRI Plant Completes Construction in Algeria

Tosyali Algeria 2.5 Million Tons/Year MIDREX NG™ Direct Reduction Plant

December 17, 2018

Bethioua (Oran), ALGERIA – Dr. Suhat Korkmaz, CEO of Tosyali Holding, recently announced completion of the state-of-the-art direct reduction ironmaking plant capable of simultaneous production of hot and cold direct reduced iron (HDRI and CDRI), which will feed the electric arc furnace (EAF) melt shop of a new Tosyali Algeria iron and steel facility. The announcement followed a site visit by Youcef Yousfi, Algeria Minister of Industry and Mining, hosted by Fuat Tosyali, Chairman of Tosyali Holding.

The 2.5 million tons/per year plant was supplied by Midrex Technologies, Inc. and its consortium partner, Paul Wurth.

“The MIDREX® DRI combination plant provides Tosyali Algeria greater flexibility in producing high quality steel products,” Dr. Suhat said, “and will eliminate the need to purchase imported scrap.” 

Commissioning of the plant began in July 2018, and production of cold DRI (CDRI) started in late November 2018. Hot DRI (HDRI) production is expected to begin in February 2019, which also is the scheduled official plant start-up.

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