Baosteel’s Zhanjiang Iron and Steel Plant, replacing facilities at Baosteel's subsidiaries in Shanghai and Nanjing, completed hot trials of 350 tonnes Converter No4 and Continous Slab Caster No 3 on January 9, 2020 at its plant in Guandong Province, a couple of months earlier than planned initially. Since the start of the project on April 9, 2019, the Zhanjiang Iron and Steel project team has achieved the construction timelines. Zhanjiang Steel Plant is now capable of producing 8.92 million tonnes of crude steel, 8.75 million tonnes of semis and 8.2 million tonnes of finished steel.
Last piece of equipment under this stage 5,050 cubic meters BF No 3 will be put into operation in July 2021. After the whole steelmaking project is commissioned, the steelworks will add 3.6 million tonnes of crude steel. 3.6 million tonnes of semis and 2.66 million tpy of finished steel
It was also reported that BaoSteel announced the plans in December 2020 to expand Zhanjiang Steel to 21 million tonnes by 2025