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Tosyali Algerie launches second DRI production unit — News — GMK Center

The production capacity of the unit is 2.5 million tons/year

Algerian steelmaker Tosyali Algerie, a subsidiary of Turkiye’s Tosyali Holding, has launched a second direct reduced iron plant in the Bethia industrial zone (Algeria). This is reported by S&P Global.

«Our new DRI process using hydrogen will reduce carbon emissions and lead steelmaking into a new green and sustainable future,» the company said.

The new module will produce 2.5 million tons of products (HDRI, CDRI) per year. According to equipment supplier Midrex, the plant is capable of operating with an increased percentage of hydrogen in the future.

HDRI will be fed to Tosyali’s new 2.4 million tonnes per annum electric arc furnace shop, which will then produce flat products. Tosyali Algerie plans to commission a new hot strip mill this year, and a cold strip mill and galvanizing line in 2025.

The company currently has two DRI plants with a capacity of 2.5 million tons per year each. It is also in talks with Midrex for a third plant, which will also be located in Bethia and will use the MIDREX Flex concept to convert to hydrogen.

Tosyali Algerie’s first DRI plant has achieved the world record for direct reduced iron production for a single operating module for three consecutive years since 2020.

As GMK Center reported earlier, in April 2023, Tosyali Algerie intended to invest $120-150 million in the construction of a mining and processing plant, which was expected to be commissioned in less than two years. The company signed a memorandum of understanding with Algerian national steel company Feraal. Iron ore will be supplied from the Gara Djebilet deposit.