NEW YORK Construction firm Walbridge will build Benteler Steel/Tube GmbHs new $900-million seamless oil country tubular goods (OCTG) mill in Caddo, La.
The Detroit-based construction companys procurement team will hold a meeting on the project with local vendors March 7 in Shreveport, La., according to a posting by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce.
The Caddo-Bossier Port Commission has already received a number of inquiries from local suppliers and subcontractors about the new mill, according to the minutes of a Jan. 17 board meeting.
The initial phase of the project will include a hot-roll tube mill, but the companythe German unit of Salzburg, Austria-based Benteler Groupwill eventually add an electric-arc furnace (amm.com, Nov. 7). The project is expected to have a capacity of more than 250,000 tons.
Walbridge did not return a request for comment.