Project - MPI Smelter

NAIC is engineering and designing a merchant pig iron (MPI) smelter that will service the U.S. and European iron foundry and electric arc furnace (EAF) steel markets.  

 

NAIC completed a series of demonstration level tests in 2013 to define the flow sheet and operating parameters for a commercial scale plant. 

 

OEM supplier, Tenova, completed a preliminary equipment design and costing in 2013 & 2014.  Hatch Engineering completed a preliminary economic and technical assessment of the NAIC project in 2014 after witnessing much of NAIC's 2013 test programs, reviewing the initial Tenova engineering reports, and calculating their own proprietary technical models.

In 2015, Tenova completed a prefeasibility study that optimized equipment selection and became the basis for a banakable feasibility study. 

Iron Ore & Coal
Great Lakes or Quebec
  • over 600ktpa of iron ore pellets required

  • IOC, Mittal, Cliffs, and other seaborne producers are potential suppliers

Iron Ore & Coal
Great Lakes or Quebec
  • over 600ktpa of iron ore pellets required

  • IOC, Mittal, Cliffs, and other seaborne producers are potential suppliers

Transportation
  • Raw material inputs from Eastern Canada or the Great Lakes (iron ore, lime) reduces per tonne shipping costs

  • Close proximity to consumers in the U.S. and Europe

Merchant Pig Iron Plant​
  • Site adjacent to port 

  • Long term, low cost gas + electricity

  • Close proximity to consumers

  • Phase I Production 425ktpa

      - foundry market

  • Phase II Total Production 850ktpa

      - foundry and EAF steel industry

NAIC to sell pig iron to foundries, steelmakers, traders or distributors

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