LONDON A former
Commercial Metals Co. (CMC) pipemaking plant in Croatia is
being repurposed as a specialty steel producer, with a restart
date slated for later this year, a source at Italian
steelmaking equipment provider Danieli Group told
AMM sister publication Steel First.
The plant, ABS Sisak d.o.o.,
will cast special-quality billets for export, the Danieli
source said, with production volumes expected to reach 400,000
tonnes per year. The source didnt indicate where Sisak
will export the semifinished products.
Buttrio, Italy-based Danieli and
its Acciaierie Bertoli Safau SpA (ABS) subsidiary paid almost
$31 million to acquire the Sisak plant from Irving, Texas-based
CMC in 2012 (
amm.com, June 4).
Losses at the Croatian plant
prompted CMC to idle production in late 2011 and then seek a
amm.com, Oct. 7, 2011).
A version of this article
was first published by AMM sister publication Steel