In the frame of its decarbonization plan through an innovative DRI program, ArcelorMittal chooses Tenova for the supply of the DRI technology for its Dofasco plant in Canada.
Tenova was recently chosen by ArcelorMittal Dofasco, one of the flagship locations of ArcelorMittal, for the design and supply of a hydrogen-ready 2,500,000 tonnes/year ENERGIRON® direct reduction (DR) plant, to be located in Hamilton, Canada.
The ENERGIRON® technology, jointly developed by Tenova and Danieli, is the most flexible DR technology for virgin metallic unit production in terms of makeup gases utilization and is already designed to maximize the reduction of CO2 emissions.
The ArcelorMittal Dofasco plant will transition away from the blast furnace-basic oxygen furnace steelmaking production route to the Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) – Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) production route, which carries a significantly lower carbon footprint. The investment will reduce annual CO2 emissions at Hamilton operations by approximately 3 million tonnes, which represents approximately 60% of emissions.
The new ENERGIRON® plant will be able to use Natural Gas (NG) as reducing agent with the possibility to mix it with hydrogen up to 100%. The plant will have the flexibility to use different reducing gases in any combination or proportion, using the same ENERGIRON® ZR scheme.
The technology has the capability to capture and use CO2, which will further reduce the overall plant CO2 emissions and provide an additional revenue stream for the plant operations. The plant will produce hot DRI pellets that will be processed via the proven HYTEMP, a pneumatic transport system, to a new EAF mill to be located next to the ENERGIRON® plant.