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JSW Steel to test Mingo Junction caster

Steel News - Published on Thu, 13 Dec 2018

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Herald Star Online reported that Mingo Junction Fire Chief John Wright informed Village Council Tuesday that JSW Steel USA has requested that the village have a full fire crew available and in the plant on Thursday when they plan to test the caster at the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp plant. It’s another step in the return to steel production at the plant that has been idle for nearly a decade.

Reports have indicated that JSW plans to restart the facility’s electric-arc furnace before the end of the year. The EAF has a production capacity of 1.6 million tonnes per year. Wheeling-Pitt originally installed it in 2004. However, the furnace has not been operational since 2009, and its previous owners had said they had trouble getting it to produce to its capacity.

JSW purchased the Mingo Junction mill earlier this year from Acero Junction, which bought it from Frontier Industries in 2016. Frontier had acquired it in what was almost a fire sale after RG Steel declared bankruptcy shortly after purchasing it in 2011.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Thu, 13 Dec 2018
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