Duferdofin-Nucor: new beam rolling mill in northern Italy
by Hans Diederichs
This investment will integrate the operations of Duferdofin-Nucor and allow steel produced by the melt shop in San Zeno Naviglio (BS) to supply the new rolling mill. The new mill, strategically located in northern Italy, will be designed to produce beams and other rolled products and will be a low-cost producer in Europe. The plant will benefit from the most modern technologies, will have limited environmental impact with significant energy savings, and will consume energy from renewable sources through a long-term Power Purchase Agreement. With the new plant, the entire Duferdofin-Nucor production system will produce over 1 million tons of rolled products.
The existing mills located in Pallanzeno (VB, Piedmont) and Giammoro (ME, Sicily) will be focused on producing special profiles and serving the Mediterranean markets. The new mill, for which the authorization process has already begun, is expected to be fully operational by mid-2022 and will create approximately 150 full-time jobs in San Zeno Naviglio (BS).
Source and photo: Dufordin-Nucor