Cliffs to build its own North American DRI plant in 2018

Cliffs Natural Resources plans to build a direct-reduced iron (DRI) plant in the USA in 2018, the company’s top executive has said.

The planned unit, which is likely to be the first of a series throughout the USA, will have capacity for 1.5 million tons per year, Cliffs chairman, ceo and president Lourenco Goncalves said during an earnings conference call on Thursday April 27. The Cleveland-based iron ore miner and pellet producer will feed the plant with 2 million tons per year of direct-reduced (DR) grade pellets from its own operations, he said. “We have already proven ourselves able to deliver high-quality [DR-grade pellets to DRI producers]. Now it’s our turn to have our own facility to produce our own...


Michael Cowden

April 27, 2017

21:04 GMT