Nucor weighs options for DRI facility
Sep 11, 2013 | 05:35 PM
| Daniel Fitzgerald
NEW ORLEANS Nucor Corp. has reaffirmed the possibility of building a steel mill or blast furnace at the site of its direct-reduced iron (DRI) facility in St. James Parish, La.
The 4,000-acre site gives the company scope to add steelmaking capacity or revisit its original plan for a blast furnace operation, Nucor chief executive officer John Ferriola told delegates at AMMs DRI & Mini-mills Conference in New Orleans.
"Given the large size of it, theres other things we might do. Were still considering putting in a blast furnace and coke ovens there," Ferriola said. "Frankly, we might put a steel mill in Louisiana. We have 4,000 acres to work with, (so) theres a lot we can do. Its a fantastic location."....
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