The decision on the location of the voestalpine Group’s direct reduction plant in North America has been made.
The plant will be constructed on the La Quinta Trade Gateway in San Patricio County, just outside the city of Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
The air permit application is currently being submitted to the federal and state environmental authorities. It is estimated that the process will take around 15 months.
The planned facilities are designed for an annual capacity of around 2 million tonnes of HBI (hot briquetted iron) and DRI (direct reduced iron).
The investment volume is around EUR 550 million and, once operational, the plant will staff around 150 employees.
The plant is due to begin operations in early 2016.