April 14, 2021
Kobe Steel, Ltd.
Algerian Qatari Steel (AQS) began its MIDREX® Direct Reduction Plant (2.5 million tons per year (t/y)) and first production of on-grade Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) in the industrial zone of Bellara, Algeria in February. The first successful charge of hot DRI to the AQS Electric Arc Furnace #1 was on March 24. The DRI plant was supplied by Midrex Technologies, Inc., a Kobe Steel’s wholly owned subsidiary in the U.S., and its consortium partner, Paul Wurth S.A.
For details, please see the news release by Midrex Technologies:
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