Following the restart of a 2.5Mt/yr Energiron DRI plant in Convent, LA, Tenova HYL has announced the successful repair of the process gas heater with the recommencement of production at Nucor Steel Louisiana, USA.

According to Tenova, the DRI plant has demonstrated that it can produce premium quality DRI with metallisation of 96%, carbon ranging from 3.6% to 4.0% and productivity over 300 tonnes/hour. The plant is operating smooth and stable, claims Tenova.

"No other DRI plant has ever shown the capacity to produce sponge iron at such class quality at the highest production level in the world," Tenova claimed.