Tenova delivers hydrogen-based DRI facility to China

Sinosteel Engineering & Technology Co., Ltd., located in Beijing, China, has contracted Tenova to design and supply a hydrogen-based 1,000,000 tonnes/year ENERGIRON® direct reduction (DR) plant. The plant will be installed at Baosteel Zhanjiang Iron & Steel Co., Ltd, located in the Zhanjiang Economic and Technological Zone, Guangdong Province, China.

The plant capacity of 1,000,000 tons/year will make it the largest hydrogen-based DRI facility in China. As the effort to lower carbon emissions worldwide continues, replacing traditional blast furnace steelmaking technologies—often characterised by the intensive use of coal—is currently the new trend for a sustainable steel industry, and the use of gas-based ironmaking technologies is a valuable alternative. 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 utilisation and is already designed to maximise the reduction of CO2 emissions.

The new ENERGIRON® plant will use mainly hydrogen as a reducing gas with the possibility to mix it with Natural Gas (NG) and Coke Oven Gas (COG). The plant has the flexibility to use different reducing gases in any combination or proportion, using the same ENERGIRON® ZR scheme. Tube/ Halle 10 / A59

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