Core Furnace Systems (CORE) has been contracted by Danieli Corp. to design and supply a Consteel system for the new 1 million metric ton/year Estructurales Corsa mini-mill in Mexico. Estructurales Corsa is a joint venture between Gerdau and Aceros Corsa. The Consteel continuous steelmaking process preheats and feeds scrap and other raw materials directly into the EAF via a patented conveying system through the EAF sidewall.

This project will represent the first Consteel installation in Mexico and the eighth in North America. The Consteel steelmaking process is responsible for producing more than 15 million tons of steel per year. CORE is the exclusive licensee for Consteel in the NAFTA market.