ArcelorMittal Dofasco to shutter No. 1 coke plant

Jun 27, 2013 | 05:22 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Inc., Hamilton, Ontaqrio steel plant, Canada, No. 1 coke plant shutdown, phase out, coke supply coking operations

NEW YORK — ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc. will shutter its No. 1 coke plant in March 2015 after 62 years in operation, the company said in a June 27 letter to employees.

"This decision comes after years of ongoing study as we monitored our coke needs against the performance and life expectancy of our current asset," Tony Valeri, vice president, corporate communications and public affairs, told AMM in an e-mail.

While the steel producer’s No. 1 coke plant will be phased out, ArcelorMittal Dofasco will continue to operate its No. 2 and No. 3 facilities, both of which met company requirements after a recent on-site audit, the company said, noting that it has set up a plan to maintain a steady supply of material after the No. 1 plant closes. The No. 2 and No. 3 facilities are capable of producing approximately 520,000 tons and 320,000 tons of coke per year respectively.....

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