Altos Hornos de Mexico SA de CV (Ahmsa) set monthly records for
crude steel and pig iron production in August.
Crude steel production
at its No. 2 basic oxygen furnace reached 315,835 tonnes during
the month, up 0.5 percent from 314,220 tonnes in July,
Mexicos largest integrated steelmaker said.
Pig iron output at
Ahmsas No. 5 blast furnace also set a monthly record of
210,986 tonnes, up slightly from 210,916 tonnes produced during
the previous month.
The increase came
after the Fénix expansion project started operations in
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, at a total cost of $1.5
crude steel production will rise to 4.75 million tonnes from
3.5 million tonnes.
A version of this
article was first published in AMM sister publication Steel