Cleveland-Cliffs Toledo DRI plant

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Cleveland-Cliffs Toledo DRI plant is a 1900 thousand tonnes per annum (TTPA) direct reduced iron (DRI) iron plant operating in Toledo, Ohio, United States.


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  • Location: 330 Millard Ave, Toledo, OH 43605, United States[1]
  • Coordinates (WGS 84): 41.672816, -83.477833 (exact)


The Cleveland-Cliffs Toledo DRI plant began operating in June 2020.[2] The $1 billion project was proposed in 2017 and began construction in 2018.[3] According to Cleveland-Cliffs, the plant was built to produce more steel in the United States and reduce the reliance on imported steel.[4] The Toledo DRI plant is part of Cleveland-Cliffs sustainability strategy, the only raw materials at the plant are natural gas and DR-grade iron ore pellets and produces less greenhouse gases compared to other energy sources that utilize coal or coke as the reductant source.[5]

Plant Details

Table 1: General Plant Details

Plant status Start date Workforce size
operating[1] 2020[1] 170[6]

Table 2: Ownership and Parent Company Information

Parent company Parent company PermID Owner Owner company PermID
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc [100%][7] 4295903753 [100%] Cleveland-Cliffs Inc[1] 4295903753

Table 3: Process and Products

Steel product category Steel products Main production equipment Detailed production equipment
crude[1] HBI[1] direct reduced iron (DRI)[1] 1 Midrex DRI plant (1.9 MTPA, started in Jun. 2020)[8][9][10][1]

Table 4: Crude Iron Production Capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):

Sponge iron/DRI capacity Nominal iron capacity (total)
1900 TTPA[1] 1900 TTPA

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Archived from the original on 2021-11-29. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. Taylor, Brian (2020-06-10). "Cleveland-Cliffs hosts ceremony at new HBI plant". Recycling Today. Retrieved 2021-11-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "HBI Production Plant". Retrieved 2021-11-03.
  4. Cowden, Michael (2018-06-27). "SSS XXXIII: Cleveland-Cliffs' Toledo HBI plant ahead of schedule - CEO | Metal". Retrieved 2021-11-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. Cleveland-Cliffs. "Producing High Quality HBI in Toledo". Cleveland-Cliffs. Retrieved 2021-11-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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  7. Archived from the original on 2021-11-29. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. Jan. 2022
  9. 2021MidrexPlantList
  10. "2022 AIST DRI and HBI Roundup". Association for Iron & Steel Technology. January 2022. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)

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