Dongkuk Steel Pohang steel plant

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Dongkuk Steel Pohang steel plant (동국제강 포항 (Korean)), also known as Dongkuk Steel Mill Co Pohang, is a 1400 thousand tonnes per annum (TTPA) electric arc furnace (EAF) steel plant operating in Pohang, North Gyeongsang, South Korea.


The map below shows the location of the steel plant in Pohang, North Gyeongsang, South Korea.

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  • Location: 195 Cheolgangsandan-ro, Deasong-myeon, Nam-gu, Pohang, Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea[1]
  • Coordinates (WGS 84): 36.001470, 129.397609 (exact)


Dongbu Steel Pohang plant began operating in 1991.[2]

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.[3]

Plant Details

Table 1: General Plant Details

Plant status Start date Workforce size
operating[1] 1991[4] 905[5]

Table 2: Ownership and Parent Company Information

Parent company Parent company PermID Owner Owner company PermID
Dongkuk Steel Mill Co Ltd [100%][6] 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 Main production equipment Detailed production equipment
finished rolled[7] rebar, sections, beams[7] automotive; building and infrastructure; energy; tools and machinery; transport[8] yes[8] electric arc furnace (EAF)[7] 2 EAF (twin-vessel EAF)[7]

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

Electric arc furnace steelmaking capacity Nominal crude steel capacity (total)
1400 TTPA[8] 1400 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 2022 Sustainability Report" (PDF). Dongkuk. 2023. Retrieved 01 December, 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. 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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