The management of the Steel Division visited the construction site of the HBI plant in Corpus Christi in order to see for themselves the current state of progress in building and assembling the new plant in Texas.
1,444 employees are currently working full speed at the construction site in Corpus Christi to complete the showcase project which is setting new environmental standards in the USA. The management of the Steel Division of the voestalpine AG inspected the construction work in person and was clearly impressed, particularly by the reduction tower which now reaches a height of 95 m.
Arrival of the high-performance cranes at the port
Recently, also the first ship arrived at the new port of voestalpine in Texas. On board of the 160 m long ship were two ship-to-shore cranes. The cranes were manufactured by a crane construction company in Germany and shipped to the US. Due to their huge size, the two cranes were delivered by ship directly to the plant’s own port where they will be assembled. Reaching up to 73 m in height and weighing 900 tons each, the two cranes are some of the most powerful cranes the construction company has ever built. In future the two high-performance cranes will unload incoming ships, ensuring the pellets are brought on land quickly. Three million tons of iron pellets will be delivered to the plant in Texas each year.
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