EVRAZ Breaks Ground for New Rail Mill at Pueblo in Colorado
EVRAZ North America broke ground for USD 500 million dollar expansions to the Pueblo steel mill in Colorado in US. The mill will produce 300 foot rail segments that will be welded together to form quarter-mile long rails that could be shipped anywhere in the US and the world. As a part of the expansion, the steel mill will be entirely powered by solar power. EVRAZ NA President & CEO Skip Herald said “Everything that goes into our steel facility is either old cars or old appliances, so we are recycling over a million tons every year. If you can combine that with solar power to power that furnace and power the facility, you have green steel and there is nowhere else in the world that can claim that."
Construction on half mile long rail building will employ about 800 construction workers and use 7,000 tons of steel, 52,000 yards of concrete and 5 million pounds of rebar.
The expansion is expected to be completed by 2023.