On December 04, 2020, Ekon Industry Construction and Trade Inc. signed a contract with İskenderun Demir ve Celik A.S. (“ISDEMIR”) for the construction of No:1 Blast Furnace Project, which shall take place in İskenderun-Hatay. All civil works, procurement, steel structure supply and erection, equipment supply and erection, electrical works of Blast Furnace, Slag Granulation Systems, Hot Blast and Gas Cleaning Systems are under the scope of Ekon. Once completed, the New Blast Furnace will be the largest in Turkey with a capacity of 2,8 million ton/year.
İSDEMİR compound, together with its social facilities, is established on a total area of 16.75 million m2 and has a production capacity of 5,8 million ton/year liquid steel, 3.5 million ton/year flat steel, 0.6 million ton/year coil steel and 2.5 million ton/year billet steel products. İSDEMİR is one of the largest integrated steel producers in Turkey. With this New Blast Furnace investment, both the capacity and the efficiency of the the existing plant will increase substantially.