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