Alton Steel plant

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Alton Steel plant is an electric arc furnace (EAF) steel plant operating in Alton, Illinois, United States.


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  • Location: #5 Cut St, Alton, IL 62002 United States
  • Coordinates (WGS 84): 38.884465, -90.14579 (exact)

Plant Details

Table 1: General Plant Details

Plant status Start date Workforce size Power source
Operating[1] 2003[2] 250[2] 10% of electricity will be supplied by Qcell solar panels onsite[3]

Table 2: Ownership and Parent Company Information

Owner Owner company PermID Owner company GEM ID
Alton Steel Inc[4] 5031877513 E100000130968

Table 3: Process and Products

Steel product category Steel products Main production equipment Detailed production equipment
finished rolled[4] SBQ; coil; MBQ; RCS[4] EAF[4] 1 EAF (200-tonne)[4]

Table 4: Crude Steel Production Capacities (thousand tonnes per annum)

*Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for an explanation of the different capacity operating statuses.
Capacity operating status* Electric arc furnace steelmaking capacity Nominal crude steel capacity (total)
operating 680 TTPA[4] 680 TTPA[4]

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