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JSW to idle Mingo Junction EAF - Report

Steel News - Published on Tue, 14 Jul 2020

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Argus reported that JSW Steel USA will idle its electric arc furnace flat-rolled steel mill in Mingo Junction in Ohio due to declining demand and pending upgrades. Market demand has taken a significant hit because of the virus, and the company will be taking the opportunity to begin the process of removing the current 1.5 million tonne per year EAF for replacement with a new Tenova Consteel EAF with the same capacity. Chief executive John Hritz said the company is completing existing orders and will likely close the EAF by the end of August

Hritz would not say how long it would take to install the new EAF. He previously said he expected the upgrades to be completed in 2021.

The upgraded EAF will allow the Mingo Junction mill to produce 12-inch slabs that will be supplied to the company's pipe and plate mill in Baytown, Texas, and other customers.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 14 Jul 2020
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