The leading position of ISPAT as a producer and consumer of DRI is explained. For DRI
production, raw material quality and DR process conditions are important factors contributing in
particular to optimize metallization and productivity. The conditions for the use of this DRI in
ISPAT's steel plants are also described : continuous feeding, economic blending for residuals
control, low nitrogen operation at the EAF. Increased metallization and high carbon content of
DRI have positive effects on power consumption, yield, heat losses, etc. in the steel plant.