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: