MOBILE, Alabama — Steelmaker ArcelorMittal announced today that it plans to its build an electric arc furnace steel making facility at its AM/NS Calvert mill as part of a $500 million expansion project in Alabama.
Once completed, the planned EAF facility in Mobile County will be capable of producing 1.5 million metric tons of steel slabs for the on-site Hot Strip Mill and a broad spectrum of steel grades required for Calvert’s end user markets. Currently, the slabs are shipped from Brazil.
Construction is expected to take 24 months, and the new facility is anticipated to create 200 direct jobs and another 100 indirect jobs in the community. The project is expected to create 500 construction jobs.