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Algoma Installs Columns at EAF

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Algoma Steel Group has installed its first structural steel columns at its new electric arc furnace steelmaking facility in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Algoma’s EAF project is the largest industrial-scale carbon reduction project in Canada, supported by the Ontario government through its commitment to critical energy infrastructure, and by the Government of Canada.

Algoma Steel partnered with Hamilton, Ont.-based Walters Group Inc. in fabricating and erecting the main EAF building and ancillary structures, which include leading technology to reduce sound and emissions. Walters is using Algoma’s steel plate products in the fabrication of the heavy structural components, and working with local industrial contractor, SIS Manufacturing Inc., for the fabrication of these key elements. Onsite assembly of the building structure is targeted for completion within the year.

“Given the significance of Algoma’s transition to Ontario’s carbon reduction goals, we were excited to celebrate this important milestone with Premier (Doug) Ford. We are making incredible progress on the EAF project, which remains on time and on budget, and most importantly, the team is working safely,” said Algoma CEO Michael D. Garcia. “When paired with Ontario’s low-carbon power grid, we expect this transition will position Algoma as one of the leading producers of green steel in North America.”