Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL) will build a 2.52Mt/y natural-gas-based Midrex Direct Reduction Plant in Puerto Suarez, Bolivia, South America.

The new Midrex Plant will be the largest single module to date of any direct reduction technology.

The project will feature the latest Midrex Shaft Furnace innovations and will have the flexibility to produce both quality Hot DRI and Hot Briquetted Iron for use in a new proposed greenfield meltshop.

Ore will be supplied from Jindal’s El Mutun iron ore reserves in Bolivia. This project marks JSPL’s third selection of the Midrex DR Process technology for commercial DR production.

In 2009, Midrex began engineering for JSPL on a 1.8Mt/y coal gasification-based DR Plant in Angul, Orissa, India.

The Mxcol plant pairs a 7.15m Shaft Furnace with gasification technology from Lurgi, Germany, to produce direct reduced iron (DRI) for use in meltshop applications.

In 2010, JSPL purchased the former Shadeed Midrex Hotline plant in Oman. Renamed Jindal Shadeed, the plant was commissioned and began producing HBI in 2010.