Charlotte North Carolina based US steel maker Nucor Corporation announced that it will build its new state-of-the-art sheet mill in Mason County in West Virginia in US. The West Virginia location on the Ohio River provides Nucor with important transportation and logistics advantages and a strengthened ability to serve customers in the Midwest and Northeast, the two largest sheet consuming regions in the US. As previously announced, the new sheet mill is expected to cost approximately USD 2.7 billion and have the capacity to produce three million tons of steel annually.The new mill will be equipped to produce 84-inch sheet products, and among other features, will include a 76-inch tandem cold mill and two galvanizing lines. Galvanizing capabilities will include an advanced high-end automotive line with full inspection capabilities as well as a construction-grade line. In addition to its advanced capabilities and optimal strategic location, the new Greenfield mill will have a significantly lower carbon footprint than competitors who have historically supplied the region.Construction is expected to take two years pending permit and regulatory approvals. Additional sites in Northern West Virginia are also under consideration for a transload and processing facility.