The first shipment of construction materials that will be used to build the Voestalpine Texas iron plant near Gregory is expected to arrive in Corpus Christi.
Roughly of 2200 tonnes of structural steel was scheduled to be delivered at the Port of Corpus Christi. The material will be used to create a reformer building and a furnace tower.
Voestalpine, an Austrian company, wants to operate a USD 740 million plant along the LaQuinta Trade Gateway that will convert tons of iron oxide pellets into purer, easier to transport hot briquetted iron, about the size of a cellphone. Iron in that form can be used in steel production. Seawater will be used in the cooling process.
The total weight of the project cargo that is expected to be unloaded today is about 10,000 tonnes. The facility will create 1,000 construction jobs and 150 permanent jobs once it is operational in the Q1 of 2016.
Source – caller
Zhejiang Yaang Pipe Industry Co., Limited (www.nctv.net)