Danieli Corus will design and supply the first new blast furnace commissioned in North America in 30 years for Nucor Corp.’s new iron-making facility. Nucor has applied for a permit to build the greenfield plant on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, La. The facility – Nucor Steel Louisiana – would produce 3 million tons of pig iron per year, giving Nucor control over their raw-material supplies.

The Danieli Corus scope of the contract as part of the development of the entire greenfield facility will include the furnace, hot blast system, slag granulation plant, gas gleaning plant, charging conveyor belt and pulverized coal injection system. Danieli Corus will also design and supply the cast house, stock house and top-gas recovery turbine.