MEXICO CITY Mexicos Altos Hornos
de Mexico SAB de CV (Ahmsa), the countrys biggest
integrated steelmaker, is investing $31.8 million to construct
a new power plant in the northern state of Coahuila.
The plant, Monclova-based
Ahmsas seventh, is being built "next to the newly
installed substation as part of the companys Fénix
steel expansion project," the steelmaker said this week.
The power plant will use natural
gas as fuel to generate 40 megawatts of power, which will be
used to supply growing demand from the steel works.
Construction kicked off in
January and is about 18 percent complete, Ahmsa said.
Commissioning is scheduled for the end of 2013, the company
Ahmsa earlier this month said it intends to begin production
on its new 1-million-tonne-per-year plate line by the end of
amm.com, March 5). The line also is part of its
Fénix expansion, which also includes a
1.5-million-tonne-per-year blast furnace, a
1.2-million-tonne-per-year electric-arc furnace and a
1.2-million-tonne-per-year slab caster.
A version of this article
was first published by AMM sister publication Steel