Severstal North America announced its new hot dip galvanizing line (HDGL) located in Dearborn, Mich., has begun production of galvanized products. The new $285 million HDGL includes state-of-the-art controls for coating thickness and surface texture as well as alloy and phase control. The line is capable of producing 500,000 tons of best-in-class exposed hot-dipped galvanized and exposed hot-dipped galvanneal steel. These capabilities are used to manufacture the most demanding steel products as well as precision automotive products, including high-strength and advanced high-strength.            

Severstal North America entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd., National Energy Corporation Ltd., Complejo Metalurgico Dominicano S.A. and Neal & Massy Holdings Ltd. to conduct a feasibility study for construction of a Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) facility in Trinidad and Tobago. The new facility would allow Severstal North America to secure a consistent supply of DRI for its EAF operation in Columbus, Miss. The project would involve the construction of a plant with a nominal capacity of 1.5 million metric tons per year.