Nucor Steel – Covent

When the nation’s largest steel producer, Nucor, decided to build a new mill in Convent, LA, they turned to Phoenix to help design and build their DRI (direct reduced iron) storage tanks. These six massive structures each have a capacity of 7,000 metric tons and contain internal rock ladders to safely distribute the product into the structure. Coming from an elevated structure background, Phoenix Engineering took on this new task with great detail and precise layout to ensure this product could handle the task at hand and would be easily field-erected in the safest, timeliest manner possible.

Phoenix shop fabricated almost 5.4 million pounds of steel for these structures between the Avon, IN, and Sebree, KY facilities. The fabricated materials were loaded on barges in Henderson, KY, and shipped down the Mississippi River channels to Louisiana for field erection. The storage bins were completed in approximately six months and on budget for Nucor to commence with the production of the fine steel products they continue to produce today.


Nucor Steel


Covent, LA

Tank Size & Style

(6) 7,000 Metric Ton DRI Pellet Bins
Multi-Column Structures
Cone Roof and Cone Bottom
Overhead and Underside Conveyor Systems
91’-8” Height