ArcelorMittal to Construct Steel Mill in Mexico
ArcelorMittal has announced plans to expand electrical steel production capacity at its Saint Chely d’Apcher plant in southern France. The addition of a new 180,000 metric tons/year continuous annealing line will take the facility’s capacity to 210,000 metric tons/year of mostly high-end non-grain-oriented electrical steels. These grades are typically used in electric engines and wind turbines.
In addition, ArcelorMittal has signed an agreement to acquire the Koppers’ Monessen (Pa.) Coke Plant from Koppers Inc. for $160 million. The plant produced 320,000 metric tons of metallurgical coke in 2007.