MEXICO CITY Mexican steel
producer Deacero SA de CV has reportedly started operations at
its new Acería 3M plant in Ramos Arizpe, in the
countrys northern Coahuila state.
Crude steel production at the
$700-million mini-mill started March 29, according to local
Deacero didnt respond to
several requests for comment from AMM sister
publication Steel First.
Operations at the plants
rolling mill started in February last year using billets
sourced from the companys existing mill in Celaya, in the
central state of Guanajuato, general director Raúl
Gutiérrez Muguerza said late last year.
The new mill has an installed
production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per year of crude
steel and 1 million tonnes per year of long steel products,
mainly rebar and wire rod.
Deaceros total capacity
will now increase to 4.5 million tonnes per year of crude steel
and 3.7 million tonnes per year of finished products.
A version of this article was
first published by AMM sister publication Steel First.