Tosyali’s new 3.5 million mt/year HRC mill gets EIA approval

Tosyali Demir Celik’s new 3.5 million mt/year hot-rolled coil mill project in Turkey, got an environmental impact assessment approval from the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation late last week, S&P Global Platts learned.

The company’s new $2.5 billion integrated flats mill, which is currently under construction, will produce steel from scrap in the first phase but will later produce steel from iron ore. The investment is expected to be accelerated following this approval.

Tosyali Demir Celik has already placed orders for the project with Primetals Technologies to supply two EAF Quantum electric arc furnaces. The company’s EAF’s are designed to handle scrap and materials such as HBI and pig iron in different compositions and qualities. The electrical energy requirement of the electric arc furnaces are extremely low, reducing both operating costs and the CO2 emissions.

Tosyali Demir Celik is part of the Tosyali Group, which already operates another steel plant named Toscelik in Osmaniye, Turkey as well as a DRI direct hot-charge melting plant in Algeria named Tosyali Iron and Steel Industry Algerie. The company also runs a number of rolling mills and is well established in the markets for flat products and welded pipes.

Tosyali Holding’s annual steel production capacity will exceed 10 million mt with the start of its new HRC mill at the end of 2022.

— Cenk Can