Nucor Signs Contract With Tenova HYL For Construction Of World's Largest DR Plant
"Nucor Corporation, the premiere steel producer in the United States, has signed a contract with Tenova HYL for the world’s largest single DR module ever to be constructed," according to Tenova HYL's press release.
"Nucor will install a 2.5 million ton per year Energiron ZR plant using Tenova HYL’s state-of-the-art reformerless process design. The plant will be built in Louisiana, and will supply highly metallized, high carbon DRI to Nucor steel plants.
The plant will be designed to produce cold-discharge DRI of 96% metallization and 3.0% carbon in the form of iron carbide, which will be shipped to the various Nucor producing facilities that will use the DRI in their steel making process. Nucor, which has a long history of leading the industry in their innovative practices, continues to solidify their position with this new project and to further advance in their commitment to secure their long-term supply of quality iron feedstock.
The Energiron ZR process provides significantly low plant operating costs and through intrinsic characteristics of the process, allows the selective capture of CO2 which can be commercialized as a valuable by-product. The DR plant will also comply with the strictest environmental regulations by the EPA in terms of NOx, SOx and other pollutants, having already been granted the corresponding air permit in Louisiana.
This new project covers the full supply of the DR plant, license,training and technical assistance in commissioning and start-up. With the support and backing of the Tenova Group, Tenova HYL will supply the full DR plant equipment manufacture and delivery to the client, mainly from USA and NAFTA, and will supervise the project implementation in the USA.
Said Roberto Pancaldi, CEO of Tenova HYL, 'This is a perfect fit in terms of providing the vanguard steel company in the U.S. with what we feel is the vanguard technology in production of direct reduced iron for steelmaking'."