Copying and distributing are prohibited without permission of the publisher
Email a friend
  • To include more than one recipient, please separate each email address with a semi-colon ';', to a maximum of 5

Gerdau to start HRC mill in June

Keywords: Tags  Gerdau, André Gerdau Johannpeter, Açominas, hot-rolled coil, strip mill, Steel First, Juan Weik

SÃO PAULO — Gerdau SA is planning a June start-up for its 770,000-tonne-per-year hot-strip mill in Brazil after repeated delays, chief executive officer André Gerdau Johannpeter said.

The rolling mill, which is being installed at the Porto Alegre, Brazil-based company’s Açominas steelworks, was first expected to come onstream in December 2012 or January 2013 (, Nov. 2). That was later pushed back to the first quarter of 2013.

Shipments of hot-rolled coil are expected to begin in July, Johannpeter said. 

A version of this article was first published by AMM sister publication Steel First.

Have your say
  • All comments are subject to editorial review.
    All fields are compulsory.

Latest Pricing Trends