Cliffs Natural Resources announced today that it has selected a site in Toledo, Ohio for the development of its first hot briquetted iron (HBI) production plant. Midrex Technologies was selected to design, engineer and procure equipment for the new plant, which will have the nominal capacity to produce 1.6 million tons of HBI per year.
JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer John Minor said he was thrilled Cliffs chose Ohio for this investment. “The Toledo Ironville Terminal site is a great location for this first direct reduced iron project in the Great Lakes Region,” said Minor. “JobsOhio, along with our regional partner RGP, the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority and the City of Toledo are looking forward to supporting Cliffs as they construct this landmark facility that will create 130 permanent jobs and more than 1,200 construction jobs over the next two years. »
The estimated investment in the entire project is approximately $700 million, and Cliffs is currently in discussions with several passive financial partners. Cliffs anticipates breaking ground for the construction of the HBI production plant in early 2018, with the production of commercial tonnage of HBI beginning in mid-2020. Cliffs considers the brownfield site at the Port of Toledo a premier location for development due to its relative proximity to several future customers, as well as its logistics advantages, including affordable gas availability and access by multiple rail carriers.
Résumé en français
Cliffs Natural Resources a choisi le site de Toledo, Ohio, pour la construction de sa première usine de fer briqueté à chaud. Midrex Technologies a été retenue comme maître d’oeuvre pour la nouvelle usine qui produira 1,6 million de tonnes de FBC par an.
L’usine devrait créer 1.200 emplois durant sa construction et pérenniser 130 emplois en phase de production.
Le montant total du projet est estimé à 700 millions de dollars. Le construction devrait démarrer en 2018 pour une mise en production à mi-2020.
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Article: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Announces its First HBI Production Plant in the Great Lakes Region.
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Sujet de l’image: Port de Toledo – Ohio.
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