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Tower for new HBI plant in Texas is making progress

Viktoria Steininger
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The reduction tower for the new direct reduction plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, is steadily progressing – it is now more than 67 m high.

The reduction tower for the new direct reduction plant is now more than 67 m high.

The reduction tower for the new direct reduction plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, is steadily progressing – it is now more than 67 m high.

voestalpine Texas LLC is building a direct reduction plant – currently some 970 workers are working on the construction site near Corpus Christi, Texas. The building progress can now literally be seen. The reduction tower, the heart of the plant, is already more than 67 m high. It is much higher than voestalpine Stahlwelt, for example, which is 30 m high and it will soon be higher than the Leaning Tower of Pisa. With a final height of 137 m when it is finished, the reduction tower will not only be a new skyscraper in the Corpus Christi region, it will also be the equal of the New Cathedral in Linz (134 m) and just as high as the St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna.

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Port construction progess

Considerable progress is also being made in the port area. The concrete quay wall has been completed. The focus is now on the concrete port basin.

 

Viktoria Steininger