EllisDon tapped for steel furnace job in Ontario

Award: Electric arc furnace

Project cost: CA$700 million ($508 million)

Location: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

Client: Algoma Steel

Algoma Steel has tapped Mississauga, Canada-based EllisDon as construction manager for its electric arc furnace project, the manufacturer announced in a press release last week. 

The project originated in 2021, when Algoma Steel’s board of directors approved two new EAFs to replace its existing blast furnace and oxygen steel making operation. The new facility is designed to reduce Algoma’s carbon emissions by 70%. When finished, the building in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario — near the Michigan border — will produce 3.7 million tons of raw steel annually, up from 2.8 million.

“Our transformative electric arc furnace project continues to advance on time and on budget, and as we enter the more complex phases of construction, we are pleased to partner with EllisDon to manage our project with optimal functionality and effectiveness,” Mcihael Garcia, CEO of Algoma said in the announcement.

Garcia added he expects a start-up of the furnace in mid-2024.

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