Essar Steel Algoma's steelworks is situated on a 1600-acre site located at the hub of the Great Lakes in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada. A fully integrated operation, the Algoma facility has a raw steel production capacity of approximately 4 million tons per year.
Algoma's cornerstone asset, the Direct Strip Production Complex is among the newest continuous, thin slab casters in North America coupled with direct hot rolling. This facility expands Algoma's thickness range and capability in high strength, low alloy (HSLA) and formable grades, offering superior surface quality and dimensional control.
In addition, Algoma's conventional slab caster produces 8" thick slabs that feed the 166" Plate Mill and the 106" Strip mill, offering added operating flexibility. The 106" Strip Mill is one of the widest in North America, capable of manufacturing sheet and light gauge plate to a maximum slit edge width of 96". Algoma's Plate Mill is highly automated, assuring product consistency across the entire product range. Using continuously cast steel slabs, the Plate Mill rolls both carbon and HSLA plate up to 3,860 mm (152") wide, the widest steel plate manufactured in Canada.
On the finishing end, Algoma's Heat-Treated Plate facility provides a full range of high quality heat treated products for abrasion resistant, ballistic and other specialty plate applications. The Cold Mill complex offers additional value added services including pickling, reducing, annealing, tempering and slitting.
Primary operations include three coke batteries, two blast furnaces, two basic oxygen furnaces, an LMF electric ladle and a CAS-OB chemical reheat ladle. A captive lime plant, material reprocessing operation and port complete the steelworks.