World´s largest HBI plant from Primetals Technologies and Midrex begins operation at voestalpine in Texas

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Plant will produce two million metric tons of hot briquetted iron (HBI) per year
Order volume was in the three-digit million euro range

On October 26, the direct reduction HBI plant built by Primetals Technologies and consortium partner Midrex Technologies, Inc. was officially started-up in the presence of the voestalpine board after an effective construction phase of about two years. The Midrex direct reduction plant, located near the city of Corpus Christi, Texas, USA on the Gulf of Mexico. It is designed to produce two million metric tons of hot briquetted iron (HBI) per year, making it the largest single module of this type world-wide. The three-digit million euro range