AM/NS Calvert has chosen Primetals Technologies to supply RH degasser, continuous slab casting machine and material handling equipment for its new steel meltshop in Alabama, US that is forecasted to produce 1.5mn mt of steel slabs annually.
AM/NS Calvert is a 50/50 joint venture between ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel Corp. The new meltshop construction is expected to be completed within two years and will feed an existing hot strip mill, the company stated. This expansion’s main motto is for AM/NS to gain full control over production quality and flexibility to produce high-quality steel for the automotive industry.
The joint venture was established back in 2014 with its current plant was built in 2010 with an annual steel production capacity of 5.3mn mt serving the automotive, construction and many more markets. While, Primetals Technologies is a UK based engineering, plant building and lifecycle servicing firm for the metal industry covering every step of the iron and steel production chain.