Mikhailovsky HBI Selects MIDREX Process for World’s Largest HBI Plant

Mikhailovsky HBI, which was jointly established by USM and Mikhailovsky GOK (part of Metalloinvest), has signed a contract with Primetals Technologies and consortium partner Midrex Technologies, Inc. to supply a new Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI) Plant in Zheleznogorsk, Kursk region, Russia. The plant will be designed to produce 2.08 million metric tons of HBI per year. Latest design features will ensure reduced energy consumption and environmental impact. The contract includes engineering, supplies and advisory services. Startup is expected in the first half of 2024.

PICTURED AT THE CONTRACT SIGNING ARE (left to right): Aashish Gupta, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Business Unit – Upstream, Primetals Technologies; Etsuro Hirai, Chief Technology Officer of Primetals Technologies and CEO of Primetals Technologies Austria; Nazim Efendiev, CEO of Management Company Metalloinvest; Pavel Mitrofanov, Deputy CEO of USM; and Stephen Montague, President and CEO of Midrex