AMG VanadiumMuskingum County Facility
Construction Progresses at Zanesville Plant
The Need for Expansion
Our expansion is driven by growth in spent catalyst generation and increased demand for processing of resid spent catalyst. Refineries must upgrade their “bottom of the barrel” crude to ensure compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) sulfur emission standards which went into effect in 2020.
Widely acclaimed by global refineries as the gold standard in the spent catalyst reclamation industry, our pyrometallurgical process contains no wastewater, has the industry’s lowest air, water, and solid waste emissions, and has the highest industry conversion to saleable products ratio.
Our new spent catalyst recycling and ferroalloy production plant will be located in the Eastpointe Business Park in Washington Township, Muskingum County, Ohio. This location is approximately 25 miles west of the existing Guernsey County facility which will remain our Company’s headquarters.
The new facility will be similar to our existing plant, which has successfully operated in the Cambridge area since 1952. A new roasting and ferroalloy production facility will enable us to essentially double our resid spent catalyst recycling capacity and annual ferrovanadium and ferronickel-molybdenum production.
The new facility will create approximately 100 new production, maintenance, and management jobs
in addition to more than 500 temporary jobs during construction. For more information on jobs,
View Our New Site Concept
- AMG Vanadium is widely acclaimed by global refineries as the industry leading spent catalyst recycler and have recycled nearly 350,000 tons of spent catalyst since the early 2000’s.
- AMG Vanadium’s spent catalyst recycling and ferrovanadium production process reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 80% compared to a primary mining and processing operation.
- AMG Vanadium is the largest domestic producer of ferrovanadium, making southeastern Ohio the vanadium capital of the United States.
- Our ferrovanadium product improves the strength and durability of steel by as much as 40% and is used in high strength low alloy carbon steel applications including rebar, bridges, automobiles, aerospace, national defense, and much more.
Zanesville Plant Construction Fun Facts
- 403,000 cubic yards of earth were moved during site prep, with the majority being redistributed on the site as fill material.
- Steel Pile Installation
~6,000 tons of piles were delivered to the site
~150,000 feet of piles were driven in the ground, the equivalent of ~28 miles
~Over 1,600 100’ H-piles were driven
- Steel Pile Installation
- Nearly 12,000 lbs. Vanadium are contained in the steel used at the site.
- Approximately 300 concrete trucks over a 20 hour period delivered nearly 3,000 cubic yards of concrete that were used in the slab pour at our Raw Material Storage Building.
First Phase Complete
(Raw Material Storage Building,
FGD & Rail Unloading)
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