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Turkey’s Toscelik inaugurates new steel complex

Tuesday, 09 February 2010 13:54:53 (GMT+2)   -  

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Turkish steel producing group Tosyali Holding has announced that its steelmaker subsidiary Tosçelik's new structural and flat steel plant in the Osmaniye region was officially inaugurated by the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on February 6.

Construction of the new steel plant started in April 2008 and was completed in November 2009. Investments in the project have amounted to US$1 billion.

The new steel production complex, which has an annual output capacity of two million metric tons, will produce hot rolled coils in all specifications used in pipe production, as well as steel billets used in production of angles, channel bars and I-sections, and spiral welded pipes up to 3.5 meters in diameter. With the commissioning of the new project, Toscelik will no longer depend on imports of flat steel; moreover, the company states that, once the new port investment in the Erzin region has been completed, it will have the opportunity to export to over 70 countries.

The new complex includes a melt shop, steel billet and slab casting units, a hot flat rolling line, a degassing unit, a water treatment facility, a spiral pipe production line and coating lines.

Commenting on the investment, Tosyalı Holding chairman Fuat Tosyalı said, "The new steel complex will help reduce the imbalance between the long and flat steel production volumes in Turkey and, with this new steel complex, we will able to meet the demands for steel pipe quicker and stronger than before. Since the start of our hot rolled coil production, our domestic and foreign customers have started to notice the change. With the commissioning of our new pipe and section production lines, we will increase our finished steel output and strengthen our competitive structure."

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