Dongkuk Steel Incheon steel plant

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Dongkuk Steel Incheon steel plant (동국제강 인천제강소 가동 (Korean)), also known as Dongkuk Steel Mill Co Incheon, is a 2200 thousand tonnes per annum (TTPA) electric arc furnace (EAF) steel plant operating in Incheon, Seoul National Capital Area, South Korea.


The map below shows the location of the steel plant in Incheon, Seoul National Capital Area, South Korea.

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  • Location: 15 Jungbongdae-ro, Dong-gu, Incheon, Republic of Korea[1]
  • Coordinates (WGS 84): 37.486465, 126.638607 (exact)


Dongkuk Incheon Steel Plant was established in 1972Incheon works installed a DC electric arc furnace (EAF) in 1993 and an eco-arc EAF in 2010 with a capacity of 1200 ttpa.[2] The company in February 2023 announced its plans to improve the power efficiency of its eco-arc electric furnace by preheating iron scraps and improving the filling method, and complete the research by 2028.[3]

In February 2023, South Korean Industry minister and chiefs of the South Korea's seven major steelmakers, including POSCO Holdings Inc., Hyundai Steel Co. and Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., signed an agreement to promote investment and technology development to achieve low-carbon steelmaking.[4]

Plant Details

Table 1: General Plant Details

Plant status Start date Workforce size
operating[1] 1972[5] 905[6]

Table 2: Ownership and Parent Company Information

Parent company Parent company PermID Owner Owner company PermID
Dongkuk Steel Mill Co Ltd [100%][7] 4295880973 [100%] Dongkuk Steel Mill Co Ltd[1] 4295880973

Table 3: Process and Products

Steel product category Steel products Steel sector end users ISO 14001 ISO 50001 Main production equipment Detailed production equipment
finished rolled[8] rebar[8] automotive; building and infrastructure; energy; tools and machinery; transport[9] yes[9] yes[9] electric arc furnace (EAF)[8] 2 EAF (1x120-tonne (began in Oct. 2010, eco-arc), EAF (began in 1993))[10][8]

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

Electric arc furnace steelmaking capacity Nominal crude steel capacity (total)
2200 TTPA[11] 2200 TTPA

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Archived from the original on 2021-11-02. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. "DONGKUK STEEL". Retrieved 2023-12-01.
  3. Global, K. E. D. "Dongkuk Steel to develop carbon-saving hyper electric furnace". KED Global. Retrieved 2023-12-01.
  4. Seok-min, Oh (2023-02-16). "S. Korea to create 150 bln-won fund for steelmakers' low-carbon transition". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 2023-12-01.
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