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AM/NS Calvert Outage to Focus on Hot Mill, Pickle Line: Sources

Written by Michael Cowden

AM/NS Calvert will take an approximately four-day planned outage on its hot strip mill and an approximately seven-day outage on the facility’s pickle line in May, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Steel Market Update had previously reported that the Alabama steel mill would take an outage in May. The latest information provides greater detail on that outage.

AM NS CalvertThe hot mill outage will run from May 18-21 and the pickle line outage from May 10-16, sources said.

An AM/NS Calvert spokeswoman did not respond to a request for confirmation of those dates.

The slab conversion facility has the capacity to produce 5.3 million tons of flat-rolled carbon annually, according to the company’s website. That amounts to 14,521 tons per day, according to SMU calculations.

Calvert’s operations include a hot strip mill, a stand-alone continuous pickle line and three hot-dipped galvanizing lines.

Market participants generally seemed nonplussed by the short outage on its own.

The bigger impact is expected to come from integrated mill outages and, in particular, lengthy blast furnace outages, combined with a host of smaller electric-arc furnace and hot strip mill outages, they said.

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