Stelco Lake Erie steel plant

From Global Energy Monitor

Stelco Lake Erie steel plant, also known as Lake Erie Works and US Steel Canada (predecessor), is a 2500 thousand tonnes per annum (TTPA) blast furnace (BF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF) steel plant operating in Nanticoke, Ontario, Canada.

Location

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  • Location: 2330 Regional Road #3, Nanticoke, Ontario, N0A 1L0, Canada[1]
  • Coordinates (WGS 84): 42.805448, -80.095313 (exact)

Background

The Stelco Lake Erie steel plant began operating in 1980. In 2007, US Steel Canada purchased Stelco, naming the Lake Erie plant to 'US Steel Canada'; ten years later in 2017, Bedrock Industries bought Stelco and reinstalled its original name. The plant was shut down briefly from 2009 to 2010. The plant is powered by the Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Power Stations grid near Niagara Falls. In 2019, Stelco announced it would partner with DTE Energy to build a 65MW waste heat facility to use cleaner energy.[2]

Worker Safety

In 2023, two workers were severely burned and one died from steam released by the coke oven while they were repairing steel cladding on the quench tower.[3] The air horn in the alarm had been removed for inspection.[4]

Upgrades

Stelco Lake Erie has reported $600 million CAD in investments and upgrades since 2000.[5]

In March 2023, made an agreement to test Utility’s eXERO™ technology, converting off-gasses into hydrogen.[6]

Port

Stelco operates a 1.2 km dock on Lake Erie to receive St. Lawrence dimension ships.[7]


Plant Details

Table 1: General Plant Details

Plant status Start date Workforce size
operating[8] 1980[8] 1426[9]

Table 2: Ownership and Parent Company Information

Parent company Parent company PermID Owner Owner company PermID
Stelco Holdings Inc [100%][10] 5057858769 [100%] Stelco Inc[8] 4295861119

Table 3: Process and Products

Steel product category Steel products Steel sector end users ISO 14001 Main production equipment Detailed production equipment
finished rolled[11][12] hot rolled products, colled roll products, tubular products, coated products[11][12] automotive; building and infrastructure; energy[12] 2020[13] blast furnace (BF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF)[8] coking plant (45 ovens, began in 1981); 2 BOF (began in 1980)[14][15][16][17]

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

Basic oxygen furnace steelmaking capacity Nominal crude steel capacity (total)
2500 TTPA[9] 2500 TTPA

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

Blast furnace capacity Nominal iron capacity (total)
2400 TTPA[18] 2400 TTPA

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

Coke
650 TTPA[18]

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

Year BOF Production EAF Production OHF Production Total (all routes)
2021 2500 TTPA[19] 2500 TTPA

Table 8: Actual Crude Iron Production by Year (thousand tonnes per annum):

Year BF Production DRI Production Total (all routes)
2020 1407 TTPA[20] 1407 TTPA
2021 2170 TTPA[21] 2170 TTPA


Blast Furnace Details

Table 9: Blast Furnace Details:

Unit name Status Start date Furnace manufacturer and model Current size Current capacity Decarbonization technology
1 operating[14][15][16][17] 1980[14][15][16][17] Stelco; Paul Wurth (parts); Saint-Gobain (parts); contributions from the USSR and the Netherlands[22][23] Hoogoven[22] 2418 m³[21] 2400 TTPA[18] In March 2023, announced plans to test Utility’s eXERO™ technology, converting off-gasses into hydrogen. Unclear if the blast furnace specifically is being tested.[24]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20220112172209/https://www.stelco.com/about/contact-us. Archived from the original on 2022-01-12. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. "Stelco Announces Selection of Strategic Co-Generation Partner". Stelco. 2019-06-06. Retrieved 2021-10-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "'Wall of people' say goodbye to Gabriel Cabral. Hamilton worker died after Stelco incident: family | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2023-09-22.
  4. Tara Lindemann The Sachem. "Air horn removed for inspection after Stelco Lake Erie Works incident: report". Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 2023-09-22.
  5. Our Facilities, Stelco, Retrieved on: Aug. 5, 2020
  6. ndotlic (2023-03-24). "Utility Partners with Stelco for the Decarbonization of Integrated Steelmaking - Industrial Decarbonization Without Electrolysis | Utility Global". Industrial Decarbonization Without Electrolysis | Utility Global. Retrieved 2023-09-22.
  7. We're Back, Stelco, Retrieved on: Aug. 5, 2020
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 https://web.archive.org/web/20220112121535/https://www.stelco.com/about-us/our-facilities. Archived from the original on 2022-01-12. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. 9.0 9.1 (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20211202155801/https://www.stelco.com/sites/default/files/2020-07/LEW%202019%20Toxics%20Reduction%20Annual%20Report%20%28Public%29.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2021-12-02. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. https://web.archive.org/web/20220111171937/https://investors.stelco.com/2021-02-17-Stelco-Holdings-Inc-Reports-Improved-Fourth-Quarter-and-Annual-2020-Results. Archived from the original on 2022-01-11. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. 11.0 11.1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220126182949/https://www.stelco.com/our-products/specifications. Archived from the original on 2022-01-26. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 https://web.archive.org/web/20220108113339/https://www.stelco.com/our-products/industries. Archived from the original on 2022-01-08. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20220319205552/https://www.stelco.com/sites/default/files/2020-03/Lake%20Erie%20Works%20-%20ISO%2014001.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2022-03-19. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 "2020 AIST North American Blast Furnace Roundup". Association for Iron & Steel Technology. March 2020. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 https://web.archive.org/web/20220124203847/https://www.stelco.com/news/were-back. Archived from the original on 2022-01-24. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 "2020 AIST Basic Oxygen Furnace Roundup". Association for Iron & Steel Technology. January 2020. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 "2020 AIST Coke Oven Roundup". Association for Iron & Steel Technology. January 2020. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20220120005735/https://www.aist.org/AIST/aist/AIST/Conferences_Exhibitions/galvatech/USSC_LEW_Plant_Brochure.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2022-01-20. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. "2022 AIST Basic Oxygen Furnace Roundup". Association for Iron & Steel Technology. April 2022. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  20. "2021 AIST North American Blast Furnace Roundup". Association for Iron & Steel Technology. March 2021. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  21. 21.0 21.1 "2022 AIST North American Blast Furnace Roundup". Association for Iron & Steel Technology. March 2022. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  22. 22.0 22.1 (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20170813103142/https://macsphere.mcmaster.ca/bitstream/11375/18710/1/Loschiavo_Micheal_A_1984_Geo4C6.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-13. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  23. (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20221128015619/https://www.ceramicsrefractories.saint-gobain.com/sites/hps-mac3-cma-pcr/files/assetbank_media/Iron---Steel-Blast-Furnace-brochure-2022-web-2274441.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2022-11-28. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  24. https://utilityglobal.com/utility-partners-with-stelco-for-the-decarbonization-of-integrated-steelmaking/. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)

External resources

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Additional data

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