NEW YORK Construction
firm Walbridge will build Benteler Steel/Tube GmbHs new
$900-million seamless oil country tubular goods (OCTG) mill in
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
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.