Technical Papers & Brochures
A sampling of our Midrex history.
Donald Beggs of the Surface Combustion Corp. conceives the idea for the MIDREX Direct Reduction Process.
Siderca (now TenarisSiderca) starts up in Argentina - First South American MIDREX® Plant.
Start-up of QASCO (now Qatar Steel) in Qatar - First direct reduction plant in the Middle East.
Sabah Gas Industries (now Antara Steel Mills) starts up in Malaysia - First MIDREX® Hot Briquetting Plant.
Start-up of OPCO (now FMO Planta de Briquetas) in Venezuela - first MEGAMOD® and use of steam reformer.
Saldanha Steel (now ArcelorMittal South Africa) starts up world's first COREX®/MIDREX® Plant.
Essar Steel in India begins hot transport/hot charging of DRI to EAF using insulated containers.
IMEXSA (now ArcelorMittal Lazaro Cardenas) sets world production record of 1.76 million tons of DRI from a single module.
July 25th, 2007
The world total of DRI produced using the MIDREX® Direct Reduction Process exceeds 500 million tons cumulative.
LGOK II starts up 1.4 million ton per year MIDREX® HBI Plant; largest HBI facility to date.
Hadeed Module E sets a yearly production record for a single MIDREX® Module at 2.0 million tons of DRI.
Paul Wurth S.A. of Luxembourg, a member of the SMS Group becomes a MIDREX® construction license
voestalpine Texas HBI Plant breaks ground - the plant to be the world's largest MIDREX HBI plant
JSW Steel uses COG to Supplement NG for DRI Production Midrex successfully completes first phase integration