North Star BlueScope Steel plans to increase its steel production capacity by 40pc from 2mn nt (1.8mn mt) to 2.8mn nt (2.5mn mt) by 2022.
The company anticipates a $700mn investment into the local economy through its Delta, Ohio plant over the next two years including adding around 100 new employees to its workforce in the region.
Robin Davies, president, North Star BlueScope said that the company would be making the additional steel in under two years once the facility, which is under construction, begins operations.
Davies stated that a significant portion of steel produced by the company goes into the automotive industry with the rest of production going to agriculture and construction. Most coiled steel output stays within a 300-mile radius from the Delta plant.
Danieli is supplying a meltshop featuring EAF and LF furnaces and fume treatment plant for this facility and recently announced the delivery of two custom-designed charging cranes for delivery to the plant. The first crane will be fully commissioned by July 2020 in line with the plant erection schedule. The second crane will be installed by the end of October 2020.