ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel sign definitive agreement to build EAF

by David Fleschen

ArcelorMittal announces that it has today signed a definitive agreement with Nippon Steel Corporation (‘Nippon Steel’) to build an electric arc furnace (‘EAF’) at AM/NS Calvert in Alabama, USA, a 50:50 joint venture between ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel. ArcelorMittal first announced its intention to build an EAF at AM/NS Calvert on 12 August 2020.

Construction of the 1.5 million tonne capacity EAF, which will cost c. $775 million, will commence in 2021 and come onstream in the first half of 2023. The project will be funded by AM/NS Calvert.

Commenting, Brad Davey, CEO, ArcelorMittal North America, said:

“This is an important project for AM/NS Calvert which builds additional flexibility to its slab sourcing and will increase its responsiveness to short lead time orders. AM/NS Calvert is already one of the world’s finest steel finishing facilities. Adding this state-of-the-art EAF will further strengthen its capabilities and enhance its ability to serve its full range of customers.

“I am very pleased we will be undertaking this with Nippon Steel; it is a natural extension of our existing, successful partnership.”

Source: ArcelorMittal, Photo: Fotolia

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