JSW USA commences Phase-II upgrade of Plate Mill facility at Baytown, Texas


Biznextindia : JSW Steel (USA) Inc. (JSW USA), a subsidiary of India’s JSW Steel has commenced the second phase of the project to upgrade its Plate Mill facility located at Baytown in Texas, USA.

The Phase II project begins today and is expected to be completed in the second half of 2023. This is a part of  JSW  USA’s  commitment  to grow its steel manufacturing operations in Baytown. This project involves addition of a 4-Hi Finishing Mill, Pre-Leveler, Accelerated Cooling System/Direct Quench (ACC/DQ), Cooling Beds & new Roll Shop.

“The continuation of these strategic capital upgrades at our facilities in USA will further strengthen JSW USA’s position as a high-quality, low-cost provider of melted and manufactured products. The beginning of Phase II project reiterates our commitment to stay invested and grow in Baytown, Texas. This project is part of the US$ 260 million investment committed by JSW to enhance the quality of our products, improve productivity, yields and the overall cost-effectiveness of our Baytown Plate Mill” Parth Jindal, Director of JSW USA said on the commencement of the phase-II.

“I am excited to kick-off the Phase 2 project on behalf of the entire JSW team. Once this project is completed, it will put JSW USA in a position to deliver higher quality products as well as enter new markets. We have already completed some of the planned upgrades at our facility at Mingo Junction in Ohio. These upgrades will help us to continue in delivering significant quality benefits to our customers who expect high quality HRC, plate and pipe products. The Phase II project at Baytown will support the requirement of on & offshore wind tower, agriculture, construction, storage tank and surface critical market segments” said Mark Bush, CEO of JSW USA.

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