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Essar power project completed

Keywords: Tags  Essar Steel Minnesota, taconite, Minnesota Power, Nashwauk, electricity


NEW YORK — Minnesota Power has completed the installation of new electrical transmission lines and power substations near Nashwauk, Minn., that will power Essar Steel Minnesota LLC’s taconite mine and processing facility, the power company said April 2.

The $35-million project included construction of three new 230-kilovolt transmission lines, according to Minnesota Power, a division of Allete Inc. A total of 28 miles of lines were constructed.

Nashwauk-based Essar Steel Minnesota’s facility, which is currently under construction, is expected to have an annual production capacity of 7 million tonnes of taconite pellets.


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