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Chadormalu Mega-Module DRI Plant

ASTEC Company was selected for performing operation and maintenance management of Chadormalu Mega-Module direct reduction plant in 2018. Chadormalu DRI plant with a production capacity of 1,550,000 t/a of hot and cold sponge iron by MIDREX technology has been constructed in Chadormalu industrial complex located in Ardakan, Yazd.
Production units, material handling, maintenance and repair, safety, etc, are among the active units in this project. Abtin Steel Technologists Company succeeded in the first year of official production (2019) to reach the production of 1,586,021 t/a of sponge iron which was more than the plant’s nominal capacity. The most important activities performed by the ASTEC’s operating skilled staff and managers from the beginning of their presence in this project could be summarized as the following:

  • Attending all stages of installation, commissioning and testing of the Chadormalu direct reduction plant.
  • Taking theoretical tests, specialized, psychology and management interviews to employing operating personnel
  • Holding a comprehensive theoretical and practical training course for personnel
  • Operation monitoring and management of all equipment, devices and auxiliary facilities in different parts of the reduction site, material handling, laboratory, water supply, gas station and…
  • Performing all operations of inspection, service, maintenance, repair and industrial cleaning of equipment and devices
  • Planning and executing monthly and annual shutdowns
  • Design and development of HSE Plans and its specialized implementation


  • Location: Ardakan - Yazd province
  • Employer: Chadormalu Mining Co.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • contract type : -