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Metix (Pty) Ltd forms part of the SMS Group, and operates as a standalone business unit in South Africa from its headquarters in Johannesburg, keeping the well established Metix name.


thyssenkrupp Steel awards a contract to SMS group for a direct reduction plant

The startup is planned for the end of 2026

Illustration of the ThyssenKrupp direct reduction plant at their Duisburg location in Germany

one of the world’s largest industrial decarbonization projects gets underway

Metix (SMS Group) would like to thank thyssenkrupp Steel for the recent award to SMS group GmbH group for the engineering, delivery and construction (EPC) of the worlds first hydrogen-powered direct reduction plant at their Duisburg location. This marks the start to one of the biggest industrial decarbonization projects worldwide, which will avoid more than 3.5 million metric tons of CO2 per year in the future. The plant will have a capacity of 2.5 million metric tons of directly reduced iron (DRI), and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2026.

As a first of its kind, this project will pioneer the way forward to a more responsible and greener future.

Some key highlights:
1. World’s largest industrial decarbonization projects gets underway with an order volume for SMS alone of over € 1.8 billion.
2. Ground-breaking concept: Midrex Technologies, Inc.’s trusted direct reduction technology combined with two revolutionary rectangular Metix open bath furnaces (OBF), SMS group’s innovative dry-gas cleaning solution, and Paul Wurth industry leading INBA slag granulation system.

Press release:

#innovation #pioneering #revolutionary #leadingtheway #responsiblesteel

#greenerfuture #turningmetalsgreen #hydrogenpowered #greensteel

#greeniron #directreduction #decarbonisation #CO2reduction #openbathfurnace

#OBF #drygascleaning #INBA #Midrex #MetixSMS #SMSgroup #PaulWurth #thyssenkrupp


Metix, as the Centre of Competence for submerged arc furnaces (SAF) within the SMS group, recently completed successful hot commissioning at CBMM in Brazil.

Successful hot commissioning of ferroniobium dephosphorization furnace

Metix, SMS Group is proud and pleased to announce the successful hot commissioning of ferroniobium dephosphorization furnace 3 at CBMM’s industrial complex, located in Araxá Brazil. The 1st slag tap occurred on July 2021, with furnace performance monitoring and testing now underway. This marks the 3rd successful supply and commissioning of a ferroniobium dephosphorization furnace to CBMM by the SMS group. We wish to take this opportunity to congratulate the CBMM team on the success of their project, achieved through dedication and a high level of professionalism.

#ferroniobium #dephosphorization #metixsms #cbmm

#smsgroup #commissioning #teamwork #brazil #testing

#quality #projectmanagement

See  SMS group #magazine for more news.

At a glance

Turnkey Plants

Metix has experience in the following project formats:
– Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC / LSTK)
– Engineering, Procurement and Supply (EPS)
– Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM)
– Construction supervision
– Commissioning and plant optimisation

Follow the link to see some of our work.

Engineering & Design

The Metix Technology Design Office is comprised of an adaptable, versatile and creative design team. Drawing on more than 70 years of cumulative experience in the pyrometallurgical sphere, and more than 100 years of total experience across various fields and industries, the Technology Design Office applies itself across the entire equipment lifecycle – from conceptual design, through detail design, manufacturing, and even playing a hands-on role during installation and commissioning. This 360° exposure means the team can approach each challenge in a holistic and integrative manner – especially beneficial when serving the needs of brownfields plants. The team utilizes the Autodesk Inventor 3D design space for all equipment modelling and employing Autodesk Navisworks to interactively engage with our clients as part of the design review process, giving all parties involved the peace of mind that the necessary due diligence is applied. Metix has deployed the complete Autodesk ecosystem which further enables the Technology Design Office to feed information into the larger Project Office BIM workflow.

Consulting Services

As a leading process and engineering service provider Metix can provide the design and supply of charging systems, complete furnaces with refractories, tapping equipment, electrodes, transformers, low voltage distribution, automation and the high-current system.

Our designs at Metix are done in a BIM orientated environment, supported by FEA and CFD analysis (ANSYS Multiphysics FEA Software) where required in furnace parameters and design, mechanical equipment design (furnace equipment, conveyors, etc.), materials flow (time and motion studies), mass balance, process and technology evaluation.

A passion for metals


At Metix our services include all aspects of project management from concept design, feasibility studies, detail design, execution to handover. Based on our customer requirements, projects can be managed and executed as Engineering Procurement & Supply (EPS), Engineering Procurement & Construction Management (EPCM) or Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC or LSTK) formats. Process -, Civil -, Mechanical -, Electrical -, Instrumentation – and Control & Automation Engineering all form part of our design scope within Metix, supported by a full-time BIM design office.

As a leading supplier of submerged arc furnace equipment, we also offer the design and supply of electrode columns, including fail-safe slipping devices, hydraulic power packs, heat shields, forged copper pressure rings, contact shoes, bus tubes, furnace roofs, shells and refractory linings, HT power supply, process instrumentation & automation in the following industries:

Silicon Manganese
Pig iron

Copper matte
Platinum matte
Calcium Carbide
Silicon metal
Precious metals
High Purity Alumina
Fused Magnesia

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