Mexican steelmaker Altos Hornos de México SA de CV
(Ahmsa) will officially start operations at its Fénix
project July 18.
The project comprises
a 1.46-million-tonne-per-year blast furnace, a
1.2-million-tonne-per-year electric-arc furnace, a
1.2-million-tonne-per-year slab caster and a
1-million-tonne-per-year plate mill, which together cost around
Overall costs for the
entire project, which include investments in Ahmsas
mining operations, the revamp of several facilities, training
and other costs, have reached $2.3 billion.
steel production will rise to 4.75 million tonnes per year from
the 3.5 million tonnes.
Ahmsa, Mexicos largest integrated steelmaker, produces
slab, plate, hot-rolled coil, cold-rolled coil and tinplate, as
well as heavy sections and beams.
A version of this
article was first published in AMM sister publication Steel