Electric Arc Furnace Project by Algoma Steel: EllisDon Appointed as Construction Manager
March 27, 2023
Algoma Steel Group Inc. recently announced the appointment of EllisDon as Construction Manager for completion of its transformative Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) project. EllisDon brings over 70 years of industrial and civil construction management expertise and experience to the project bolstering Algoma’s internal project team as Algoma’s EAF facility continues to progress.
Quotes from the CEO’s About the Project
“We are very proud to join Algoma’s team in one of Canada’s largest electrification projects targeting reduced carbon emissions. We are excited to bring our broad experience, a spirit of profound openness and a determination to help Algoma achieve all of its objectives. This is a partnership with Algoma, and a partnership with the environment, and we are very excited to be a part of it,”Geoff Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, EllisDon
Michael Garcia, Algoma’s CEO said, “Our transformative Electric Arc Furnace project continues to advance on time and on budget, and as we enter the more complex phases of construction, we are pleased to partner with EllisDon to manage our project with optimal functionality and effectiveness. We continue to expect a successful EAF start-up in mid-2024. Once the project is completed, we expect Algoma will be one of the lowest-cost green-steel production facilities in North America, expanding our annual steelmaking capacity from 2.8 million tons to 3.7 million tons with a significant reduction (estimated at approximately 70%) in carbon emissions. We are proud to be a first-mover in the complete electrification of an integrated steelmaker.”Michael Garcia, CEO Algoma Steel
Algoma Steel Installs First Structural Columns for Electric Arc Steel Shop
Algoma Steel Group Inc. has announced that the Company installed the first structural steel columns this week at its electric arc steelmaking facility (‘EAF’) in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada and Ontario Premier Doug Ford visited the site to commemorate the project milestone.