NEW YORK Essar Steel
Algoma Inc. is set to complete a Canadian $30-million
($30.4-million) project to revamp the energy infrastructure at
its Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, steelmaking operations by early
Before the company addressed its
"aging" energy infrastructure, "access to the lines for ongoing
maintenance was difficult, capacity was a limiting factor and
the layout was suboptimal for the current plant configuration,"
the company told AMM in an e-mailed statement
The sites new energy
corridor will facilitate the distribution of natural gas,
steam, by-product gases, slurry, oxygen, nitrogen, condensate
and compressed air across the steelworks, the Sault Ste.
Marie-based company said.
An Essar Steel Algoma spokeswoman told AMM that the
project, which began in 2009, is targeted for completion in the
first quarter of 2013. The first corridor is complete, and a
second is now in the final stages of construction.