SILVER BAY, MN– There was some good news for an Iron Range project Tuesday.
$100 million and 500,000 labor hours later, Cleveland-Cliffs DR-Grade pellet project at its Northshore Mine is complete.
The project started in March of 2018 and includes new conveyors, concentrator upgrades, a new scavenger building, and more.
The upgrades will allow Northshore Mining to produce low-silica grade pellets, which will be the main supply for Cliffs’ new H-B-I facility in Toledo, Ohio.
“These DR Grade pellets will ensure in northern Minnesota that we will have this thing going for at least 100 years,” said Lourenco Goncalves, President and CEO for Cleveland-Cliffs.
According to the general manager at Northshore Mine, since production of the DR-Grade pellets began in June of this year, they have produced several hundred thousand tons and counting.