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SSAB Plans Three-Week Outage at Alabama Plate Mill in November

Written by Michael Cowden

SSAB Americas plans to take a three-week outage at its plate mill in Mobile, Ala., in late November and early December, a company spokeswoman said.

No outage is planned at the steelmaker’s plate mill in Montpelier, Iowa, for the balance of the year, she added.

SSABSSAB Americas – and subsidiary of Swedish steelmaker SSAB – takes routine maintenance outages at its electric-arc furnace (EAF) plate mills in the U.S. on a rotating basis.

The Alabama mill’s EAF has annual capacity of 1.27 million tons per year, according to the Association for Iron and Steel Technology’s (AIST’s) 2021 Directory of Iron and Steel Plants.

The Iowa mill’s EAF has annual capacity of roughly 1.19 million tons per year, per AIST.

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