Not really ordinary smelting plant in Europe using an exotic MIDREX process (the chemical way of direct reduction within the pig iron production) was built in 1968 in southern part of Hambug. Also known as "Hamburger Stahlwerke" until 1995 when ArcelorMittal bought the whole site.
The MIDREX process is quite common in countries of North Africa (Libya, Egypt) and Eastern Europe (Russia).
Many sincere thanks to Mr. Heiner Hamann and Britta Hempel for kind cooperation.
A part of the production comples is also a steel-mill with one electical arc furnace (130t) and one smaller laddle furnace with continuous caster system and neighbouring wire mill. Wires are also the main product of this most northern german iron plant.