Virtual Plant Tour

Step into America’s first HBI plant

Explore the world’s largest and most modern HBI plant through real-life 360° virtual reality. Experience breathtaking views from the shaft furnace tower or glimpse into the briquetting machine as you immerse yourself in voestalpine Texas, America’s first HBI plant.

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The voestalpine Texas facility is a 2 million metric ton per year DRI Plant uses the MIDREX® Direct Reduction Process to produce Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI). The plant is the largest and most modern plant of its kind to date, designed to meet or surpass even the most strict environmental requirements.

Officially inaugurated on October 21, 2016 in Corpus Christi, Texas, the Plant quickly exceeded all of its performance guarantee tests.