SHANGHAI Baosteel Group Corp. Ltd. has begun constructing its Zhanjiang steel works in southern Chinas Guangdong province.
The plants two blast furnaces will have the capacity to produce 8.23 million tonnes of molten steel annually.
The No. 1 blast furnace and other compatible facilities will be the first structures built, and are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015, Baosteel said May 20. Construction of the No. 2 blast furnace will begin in June 2014.
The construction of steelmaking, hot-rolling and cold-rolling facilities will start in July-to-September this year.
The Zhanjiang project was put on hold in 2009 amid government attempts to rein in overexpansion in the steel industry. It was then slated to commence by the end of 2012, before being subject to a five-month delay.
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister publication Steel First.