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


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 threedigit

million euro range order was awarded to Primetals Technologies and Midrex Technologies Inc. in

July 2013.