Nucor mulls potential for blast furnace, steel mill at Louisiana DRI facility

Nucor has reaffirmed the possibility of building a steel mill or installing a blast furnace at the site of its direct-reduced iron (DRI) facility at St James Parish, Louisiana, USA.

The 4,000-acre site gives the company scope to add steelmaking capacity or revisit its original plan for a blast furnace operation, Nucor ceo John Ferriola told delegates at Metal Bulletin sister publication AMM’s DRI & Mini-mills Conference in New Orleans. "Given the large size of it, there are other things we might do,” Ferriola said. “We’re still considering putting in a blast furnace and coke ovens. "Frankly, we might put a steel mill in...

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This article was first published by AMM

September 12, 2013

12:06 GMT

New Orleans