ArcelorMittal Dofasco steel plant
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ArcelorMittal Dofasco, also known as ArcelorMittal Hamilton or ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Steel Canada, is a 4700 TTPA steel plant in Ontario, Canada. ArcelorMittal Dofasco operates a blast furnace (BF), a basic oxygen furnace (BOF), and an electric arc furnace (EAF).
The map below shows the location of the steel plant in Ontario, Canada.
In 2014, the company paid around half a million CAD after pleading guilty to violating air quality standards in 2012. In 2015, an instrument failure released a large amount of iron oxide dust into the atmosphere. 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.
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). 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%. 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.
- Alternative plant names: ArcelorMittal Hamilton, ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Steel Canada
- Owner: ArcelorMittal Dofasco
- Location: Hamilton, 1330 Burlington St. E., Ontario, Canada, L8N 3J5
- GPS Coordinates: 43.269255, -79.804858 (exact)
- Plant status: operating
- Start year: 1912 (age 109–110)
- State-owned entity status: N/A
- Parent company: ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc
- Parent company PermID: 5044365193
- Owner: ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc
- Owner company PermID: 5044365193
- Production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):
- Production (thousand tonnes per annum):
- Steel product category: finished rolled
- Steel products: hot rolled, cold rolled, galvanized, galvanneal, pre-painted products, tinplate, tubular
- Steel sector end users: automotive; building and infrastructure; energy; steel packaging; transport; tools and machinery
- Workforce size: 5000
- ISO14001: certified in 2019
- ISO50001: certified in 2018
- Main production equipment: BF, BOF, EAF
- Detailed production equipment: 2 coking plants (plant #2 (106 ovens, began in 1967), plant #3 (35 ovens, began in 1978)); 3 blast furnaces (BF) (BF#2 (1062m3), BF#3 (925m3), BF#4 (1609m3)); 1 basic oxygen furnace (BOF) (began in 1978); electric arc furnace (EAF) (# unknown)
Articles and resources
- Contact Us, ArcelorMittal, Retrieved on: Aug. 3, 2020
- CBC (2014-05-26). "ArcelorMittal Dofasco fined after guilty pleas to 6 pollution charges | CBC News". CBC News. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
- "Instrument failure causes air pollution incident at ArcelorMittal". The Hamilton Spectator. 2015-05-27. ISSN 1189-9417. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
- Taekema, Dan (2021-05-27). "ArcelorMittal Dofasco fined more than $260K for cloud of pollution in 2018 | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
- Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development. "Government investing in Hamilton's steel industry to support good jobs and significantly reduce emissions". www.newswire.ca. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
- Coyne, Justine (2021-07-30). "ArcelorMittal plans EAF, DRI investments in Canada". www.spglobal.com. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
- About ArcelorMittal, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Retrieved on: Aug. 3, 2020
- Main Page, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Retrieved on: Aug. 3, 2020
- AIST (2021-01-01). "2021 AIST Basic Oxygen Furnace Roundup" (PDF). AIST. Retrieved 2021-10-16.
- ArcelorMittal (2020). "ArcelorMittal Factbook 2020" (PDF). ArcelorMittal. Retrieved 2021-10-16.
- 2020 AIST Blast Furnace Roundup, Association for Iron & Steel Technology, Jan. 2020
- Fact Book 2018, ArcelorMittal, 2019
- Products, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Retrieved on: Aug. 3, 2020
- Markets, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Retrieved on: Aug. 3, 2020
- "At a Glance". ArcelorMittal Dofasco. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
- "Accreditations". ArcelorMittal Dofasco. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
- Our History, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Retrieved on: Aug. 3, 2020
- 2020 AIST Coke Oven Roundup, Association for Iron & Steel Technology, Jan. 2020
- 2020 AIST Basic Oxygen Furnace Roundup, Association for Iron & Steel Technology, Jan. 2020