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Cleveland-Cliffs – Project OZ

Owner: Cleveland Cliffs

Location: Northshore Mining, Silver Bay, MN


Cleveland Cliffs turned to Lakehead Constructors for this very strategic project which involved converting a large portion of their Silver Bay, MN Taconite plant.  The conversions and modernizations will allow Cliffs to produce a Low-Silica Pellet for their new Hot Briquette Iron (HBI) plant in Toledo, Ohio. Work was completed while the plant was in full operation and was completed in the Concentrator, New Scavenger Building, and Material Handling System.  The project also included building a new Steam Production Facility along with utility tie-ins to the plant.


Safety: 500,000 man-hours without a Lost Time Injury


Schedule: Producing new pellets in 14 months


Self-performed: Concrete, Steel Erection, High Pressure Piping and Welding, Plant Process Piping, Equipment Setting, Crane Support and Heavy Lifting, and Painting