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2024, 17th January

New Energiron® DRI plant starts production at Baowu

It is the largest reactor ever installed in China and hydrogen-ready

DRI production has started at China’s leading steel producer Baosteel Zhanjiang Iron & Steel (part of Baowu), in the Guangdong Province.

Featuring Energiron ZR –Zero Reformer technology the new plant will produce 1 Mpty of quality DRI by using natural gas, coke-oven gas, and hydrogen.

Baosteel Zhanjiang DRI plant is the second Energiron DRI plant in China, following that of HBIS which started operation in May 2023.

Baosteel Zhanjiang is the largest reactor ever installed in China and the largest DR plant in operation in the world currently using hydrogen.

Energiron DRI plants are hybrid-ready by design. DRI pellets processed by Energiron plants allow up to 96% metallization and variable carbon-content ranging from 0.5%, with extensive use of hydrogen, and up 4.5% using 100% natural gas.

All Energiron DRI plants are capable of lowering carbon dioxide emissions thanks to the use of hydrogen and the intrinsic capacity to capture the CO2 generated by the reduction process.

Energiron is the DRI technology jointly developed by Tenova and Danieli. 

For more info:
  • Andrea Zaninotto
  • +39 340 5804195