Convent, Louisiana

Nucor Steel Louisiana

Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) Facility

Convent, Louisiana

Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) Facility

Beard was awarded contracts to perform the site preparation, storm drainage and base course for Nucor Steel Louisiana’s $750 million direct reduced iron (“DRI”) facility in Convent, LA. The 2,500,000 tons-per-year iron making facility will use direct reduction technology to convert natural gas and iron ore pellets into high quality DRI used by Nucor’s steel mills, along with recycled scrap, in producing numerous high quality steel products such as sheet, plate and special bar quality steel. The DRI facility is the first of a multi-phase plan that may include an additional DRI facility, coke plant, blast furnace, pellet plant and steel mill.

Scope of Work

  • Clearing & Grubbing
  • Excavation
  • Embankment
  • Slag Base Course
  • Storm Drainage
  • Duct Bank Excavation
  • Erosion Control
  • Soil Cement