MEXICO CITY Mexican steel producer Deacero SA de CV has reportedly started operations at its new Acería 3M plant in Ramos Arizpe, in the countrys northern Coahuila state.
Crude steel production at the $700-million mini-mill started March 29, according to local news reports.
Deacero didnt respond to several requests for comment from AMM sister publication Steel First.
Operations at the plants rolling mill started in February last year using billets sourced from the companys existing mill in Celaya, in the central state of Guanajuato, general director Raúl Gutiérrez Muguerza said late last year.
The new mill has an installed production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per year of crude steel and 1 million tonnes per year of long steel products, mainly rebar and wire rod.
Deaceros total capacity will now increase to 4.5 million tonnes per year of crude steel and 3.7 million tonnes per year of finished products.
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister publication Steel First.