California Steel Industries, Inc. (CSI) announced plans to increase total annual production capacity by one million tons with the addition of a second reheat furnace with state-of-the-art environmental technology. The investment also includes associated additional improvements in cooling-water treatment and in slab-handling facilities, for a total investment of approximately $60 million. The new equipment will give CSI the capability and flexibility to produce up to 3 million tons of carbon-steel flat-rolled sheet and pipe per year.
The new natural-gas-fired walking beam reheat furnace employs selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emission-control technology and highly efficient burners. Emissions will be lower than those associated with the current furnace, which was built in 1997.
California Steel to Boost Production Capacity
June 8, 2007