Algoma steel plant
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The Algoma steel plant, also known as Tenaris Algoma Tubes, Algomatubes, Essar Steel Algoma (predecessor), or Old Steelco (predecessor), is a 2900 TTPA steel plant in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Algoma operates a blast furnace (BF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF).
The map below shows the location of the steel plant in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.
Algoma Steel Inc., the operator of Algoma, is owned by Tenaris, a member of the Techint Group. Tenaris is a global supplier of steel for oil and gas pipeline infrastructure. Algoma is the second largest steel producer in Canada and the largest employer in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. A 2017 report by media outlet The Star showed that while Algoma has received over 78 million CAD in government funding, it still owes over 30 million CAD in unpaid property tax and interest, and has been fined 159,750 CAD in the past for environmental non-compliance.
In May 2021, Algoma announced it was 'exploring the possibility' of transitioning to electric-arc steelmaking technology, which would cut 70% of the plant's carbon emissions.
In July 2019, the Canadian Government provided $16 million (CAD) to Algoma from the government's Strategic Innovation Fund.
- Alternative plant names: Tenaris Algoma Tubes, Algomatubes, Essar Steel Algoma (predecessor), Old Steelco (predecessor)
- Location: 105 West Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, P6A 7B4
- GPS Coordinates: 46.518984, -84.374068 (exact)
- Plant status: operating
- Start year: 1901 (age 119–120)
- State-owned entity status: private
- Parent company: Algoma Steel Inc [100%]
- Parent company PermID: 5000808305
- Intermediate subsidiary: Tenaris
- Owner: Algoma Steel Inc.
- Owner company PermID: 5021594646
- Production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):
- Production (thousand tonnes per annum):
- Iron: 1889 (BF, 2020)
- Steel product category: semi-finished; finished rolled
- Steel products: hot rolled products, cold rolled products, sheet, plate
- Steel sector end users: automotive; building and infrastructure; energy; steel packaging; transport; tools and machinery
- Workforce size: 2900
- ISO14001: certified in 2021
- ISO50001: N/A
- Main production equipment: BF, BOF
- Detailed production equipment: coking plant (3 batteries (battery #7, 57 ovens, began in 1959), (battery #8, 60 ovens, began in 1967), (battery #9, 60 ovens, began in 1979))); 1 blast furnace (BF) (BF#7 (2478m3)); 2 basic oxygen furnaces (BOF) (began in 1972 and 1973)
Articles and resources
- Contact Us, Algoma Steel Inc., Retrieved on: Aug. 5, 2020
- Tenaris around the world, Tenaris, Retrieved on: Aug. 5, 2020
- Tenaris, Techint Group, Retrieved on: Aug. 5, 2020
- Algoma Steel Inc. Emerges, Algoma Steel Inc., Nov. 30, 2018, Retrieved on: Aug. 5, 2020
- Bruser, David (2017-11-30). "Dirty Dollars". thestar.com. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
- Helwig, David (2021-05-25). "Algoma Steel's bold plan to become Canada's greenest steelmaker". SooToday.com. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
- Sault tube mill lands $16 million from feds, Northern Ontario Business, Jul. 26, 2019, Retrieved on: Aug. 5, 2020
- Main Page, Algoma Steel Inc., Retrieved on: Aug. 5, 2020
- "2021 AIST Basic Oxygen Furnace Roundup" (PDF). Association for Iron & Steel Technology. 2021-01-01. Retrieved 2021-10-16.
- Corporate Profile, Algoma Steel Inc., Retrieved on: Aug. 5, 2020
- Industries, Algoma Steel Inc., Retrieved on: Aug. 5, 2020
- NSF International Strategic Relations (2021-07-09). "Certificate of Registration" (PDF). Retrieved 2021-10-13.
- Algoma (2021). "Certifications". Algoma Steel. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
- History, Algoma Steel Inc., Retrieved on: Aug. 5, 2020
- 2020 AIST Coke Oven Roundup, Association for Iron & Steel Technology, Jan. 2020
- 2020 AIST Blast Furnace Roundup, Association for Iron & Steel Technology, Jan. 2020
- 2020 AIST Basic Oxygen Furnace Roundup, Association for Iron & Steel Technology, Jan. 2020
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