MIDREX® Plant with 2Q Anniversary

Midrex is known for designing, engineering, and servicing reliable direct reduction plants, as well as for making certain that these plants have long and successful operating lives. This issue of Direct From Midrex recognizes the start-up of Arcelor Mittal Canada 1 in Contrecoeur, Quebec, Canada (50 years).

The steel mill in Contrecoeur, Quebec, Canada, began operations in 1972 as Sidbec-Dosco. The first of two MIDREX® Direct Reduction Modules was started up in April 1973 (AM Canada 1), followed in August 1977 by AM Canada 2.

During 2022, ArcelorMittal successfully tested partial replacement of natural gas with green hydrogen in AM Canada’s Module 1, replacing 6.8% of natural gas during a 24-hour period, which contributed to a measurable reduction in CO2.

AM Canada 1 has produced 12,919,490 tons of cold DRI (CDRI) in its 50-year operational career.

Read more about ArcelorMittal Long Products at: https://long-canada.arcelormittal.com/en

AM Canada 1 pictured in background, AM Canada 2 in foreground


ArcelorMittal Canada 1 was started up 50 years ago in the 2Q

Contrecoeur, Quebec, Canada

DRI plant:
MIDREX (1 of 2 modules)

  • Start-up: April 1973
  • Flowsheet: MIDREX Flex™
  • Product: CDRI
  • Capacity 0.65 million tons/year
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