ArcelorMittal Dofasco steel plant

From Global Energy Monitor

ArcelorMittal Dofasco steel plant, also known as ArcelorMittal Hamilton and ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Steel Canada, is a 4050 thousand tonnes per annum (TTPA) blast furnace (BF), basic oxygen furnace (BOF) and electric arc furnace (EAF) steel plant operating in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Location

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  • Location: Hamilton, 1330 Burlington St. E., Ontario, Canada, L8N 3J5[1]
  • Coordinates (WGS 84): 43.269255, -79.804858 (exact)

Background

The ArcelorMittal Dofasco plant began operating in 1912. The plant was purchased by ArcelorMittal in 2006 (the largest steel company in the world), who outbid a German steelmaker rival, ThyssenKrupp.

Environmental Concerns

In 2014, the company paid around half a million CAD after pleading guilty to violating air quality standards in 2012.[2] In 2015, an instrument failure released a large amount of iron oxide dust into the atmosphere.[3] In 2018, another large black plume of dust was released from the plant. The company was fined more than $268,750 CAD in 2021 for this incident.[4]

Transition

In July 2021, an 2400-thousand tonne expansion to the ArcelorMittal Dofasco plant was proposed, with an anticipated completion date of 2028. The expansion represents a 1.756 billion CAD investment (with 400 million CAD coming from federal government support).[5] The new extension is meant to be a transition away from BF-BOF furnace steelmaking to the greener DRI-EAF production; it should reduce emissions at the plant by 60%.[6] According to Newswire, this project, along with the Algoma Steel project announced on July 5, 2021, will reduce Canada's greenhouse gas emissions by up to 6 million tonnes per year.[5]

Low-emissions/green steelmaking

This steel plant is associated with a green steel project tracked in the Green Steel Tracker. Details about the project are included below.

  • Company: ArcelorMittal
  • Stated company climate target for 2030: 25% reduction (baseline 2018)
  • Stated company climate target for 2050: carbon neutrality
  • Project name: N/A
  • Project website: N/A
  • Location: Canada
  • Coordinates: 43.269255, -79.804858 (exact)
  • Project scale: full scale
  • Technology category: NG-DR --> H-DR & EAF
    • Specific technology: NG-DR --> H-DR & EAF
    • Hydrogen type: Green electrolytic
  • Year online: 2028
  • Size (m USD): 1417
  • Steel production capacity (Mtpa): 2.4
  • Iron production capacity (Mtpa): 2.5
  • Hydrogen capacity generation (MW): N/A
  • Carbon capture capacity (Mtpa CO2): N/A
  • Partners: N/A
  • Date of announcement: 07/30/2021


All references for the above data are available in the Green Steel Tracker.



Plant Details

Table 1: General Plant Details

Plant status Start date Workforce size
operating[7] 1912[7] 5000[8]

Table 2: Ownership and Parent Company Information

Parent company Parent company PermID Owner Owner company PermID
ArcelorMittal SA [100%][9] 5000030092 [100%] ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc[10] 5044365193

Table 3: Process and Products

Steel product category Steel products Steel sector end users ISO 14001 ISO 50001 Main production equipment Detailed production equipment
finished rolled[11] hot rolled, cold rolled, galvanized, galvanneal, pre-painted products, tinplate, tubular[12] automotive; building and infrastructure; energy; steel packaging; tools and machinery; transport[13][14] 2019[15] 2018[15] blast furnace (BF), basic oxygen furnace (BOF) and electric arc furnace (EAF)[16] 2 coking plants (plant #2 (106 ovens, began in 1967), plant #3 (35 ovens, began in 1978)); 1 BOF (began in 1978); EAF (# unknown)[17][16][18][19][11]

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

Basic oxygen furnace steelmaking capacity Electric arc furnace steelmaking capacity Nominal crude steel capacity (total)
2700 TTPA[20][21] 1350 TTPA[22] 4050 TTPA

Table 5: Crude Iron Production Capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):

Blast furnace capacity Nominal iron capacity (total)
3024 TTPA[23][24] 3024 TTPA

Table 6: Upstream Products Production Capacities (thousand tonnes per annum)

Coke
>0 TTPA[25]

Table 7: Actual Crude Steel Production by Year (thousand tonnes per annum):

Year BOF Production EAF Production OHF Production Total (all routes)
2020 2700 TTPA[25]
2021 2800 TTPA[26]


Blast Furnace Details

Table 8: Blast Furnace Details:

Unit name Status Start date Stop date Furnace manufacturer and model Current size Current capacity Decarbonization technology
2 operating[27] 1957[27] 2028[28] JNE Group[29][30] 1062 m³[31] 785 TTPA[31]
3 mothballed[26] 2010[26] April 2020[26] 925 m³[31] 716 TTPA[20] Decarbonization plan underway: https://www.recyclingtoday.com/article/arcelormittal-adjusting-steel-production-coronavirus/
4 operating[27] 1971[27] 2028[28] Hoogoven[32] 1609 m³[31] 1523 TTPA[23]

Articles and Resources

References

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  3. "Instrument failure causes air pollution incident at ArcelorMittal". The Hamilton Spectator. 2015-05-27. ISSN 1189-9417. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
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Additional data

To access additional data, including an interactive map of steel power plants, a downloadable dataset, and summary data, please visit the Global Steel Plant Tracker and Global Blast Furnace Tracker on the Global Energy Monitor website.