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Primetals Technologies to supply residuals briquetting plant for voestalpine Stahl HBI plant in Corpus Christi

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Primetals Technologies received an order for a briquetting plant for the complete recycling of dusts and sludges in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. Primetals Technologies and Midrex Technologies are currently building a direct reduction plant there, which will produce two million metric tons of hot briquetted iron (HBI) per annum. The recently ordered briquetting plant will briquette around 160,000 metric tons of dusts, sludges and pellet fines per annum, and use the briquettes as a substitute for pellets to produce HBI. Commissioning is scheduled for July 2016.