Metinvest to start DR pellet sales in 2020

Ukraine’s Metinvest will start shipments of direct-reduced (DR) iron pellet in 2020, sales director Dmitry Nikolayenko told Fastmarkets on the sidelines of the Middle East Iron and Steel conference in Dubai last week.

“We plan to produce annually up to 2 million tonnes of pellet with higher iron content for both [blast furnace] and DR segments,“ Nikolayenko said. “From the total tonnage, up to 1 million tonnes per year will be related to DR pellet.”
“We will start trial shipments in April and will move to normal shipments in May,“ he added. “Although, we will understand only at the end of the year who will be our customers and how much they will be ready to buy.“

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Marina Shulga

December 17, 2019

10:34 GMT

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