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JSW Restarts Ohio EAF After Burn Through in September

Written by Michael Cowden

JSW Steel USA has restarted the electric arc furnace (EAF) at its sheet mill in Mingo Junction, Ohio, after a minor burn through late last month.

The EAF resumed melting on Wednesday, a day ahead of the expected schedule, JSW Steel USA CEO Mark Bush told Steel Market Update on Thursday.

JSW USAThe burn through happened on Sunday, Sept. 26, and repairs had been expected to take approximately a week to 10 days.

“I want to thank the JSW team and our contractors for the safe and hard work they put into getting our facility back online ahead of the original expectations,” Bush said. “The team worked relentlessly to get us back online as quickly as possible in order to minimize the impact to our customers. Additionally, we appreciate the support of our valued customers during this event.”

The Mingo Junction EAF has capacity of 1.5 million tons per year, according to the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) 2021 directory of iron and steel plants.

The U.S. subsidiary of India’s JSW Group also operates a plate and pipe mill in Baytown, Texas. The Texas facility does not have melting capability.

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