Tenova HYL will supply a DRI Micro-Module to Sinosteel for the project of Empresa Siderúrgica del Mutún, Bolivia
Tenova HYL was recently contracted by China’s Sinosteel Equipment and Engineering as the Technology provider for a Direct Reduction (DR) Micro-Module for “Empresa Siderúrgica del Mutún” (ESM) at Puerto Suárez, municipality of Santa Cruz Department in Bolivia.
Tenova HYL’s Direct Reduction technology will be used for the first stage of the project, which will include a 250,000 metric t/year DRI facility, a 650,000 metric t/year concentration plant, a 400,000 metric t/year pelletizing facility for Mina El Mutún and a steel plant with a continuous caster and rolling mill with a total capacity of 190,000 metric t/year of long products.
This cost-effective Micro Module will use the state-of-the-art ENERGIRON Zero-Reformer (ZR) Process and will be capable of supplying the melt shop with high quality Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) with metallization levels of 94% and an adjustable high carbon content in the range of 3% to 4%.
The 250,000 metric t/year Micro-Module Plant is expected to be in operation in mid-2021.