Mexican long steel products producer Deacero SA de CV plans to
inaugurate its new plant in the northern state of Coahuila
Acería Laminación Ramos Arizpe, became
operational at the end of March, Deacero told AMM
sister publication Steel First.
It has an initial
capacity of 550,000 tonnes per year of crude steel, a company
spokesman said. Its rolling mill is able to produce 500,000
tonnes per year of finished steel, including 100,000 tonnes per
year of small sections.
However, the spokesman
couldnt specify a date for the inauguration or provide
details about the next stages of the projects
director Raúl Gutiérrez Muguerza has said on
several occasions that the mill will be able to produce 1.5
million tonnes per year of crude steel and 1 million tonnes per
year of finished products.
In 2011, he said that
the Monterrey-based company might opt to install another
rolling mill on the site (
amm.com, Sept. 8, 2011).
Deacero can currently
produce 3 million tonnes per year of crude steel and 2.7
million tonnes per year of long products at its Celaya works in
the central state of Guanajuato.
The new Coahuila mill
will ultimately allow the company to produce as much as 4.5
million tonnes per year of crude steel and 3.7 million tonnes
per year of finished products in Mexico.
Last year, the
steelmaker produced 2.97 million tonnes of crude steel, up 4.8
percent from 2011 levels (
amm.com, June 5).
A version of this
article was first published by AMM sister publication Steel