Colombia's Acesco working to complete HDG expansion by Q4

Colombian steel coater and distributor Acesco is carrying out its hot-dipped galvanizing expansion project at its Malambo plant in northern Colombia and is expected to commission it by the fourth quarter, a source from the company tells Steel Business Briefing.

The project should double the Malambo plant's HDG capacity to 320,000 t/y. Acesco is also mulling construction of a colour-coating line, as previously reported by SBB. The Colombian mill recently acquired Costa Rican HDG producer Galvatica and says it intends to supply Central American and Caribbean markets from the newly acquired mill.

"We are working to commence operations in September/October, but it will depend on several things, such as equipment suppliers' deliveries, for instance", he comments. Acesco is a major steel group in Central America, the Caribbean and Colombia, with operations in countries like Puerto Rico, Panama and Costa Rica.

Publication: SBB - Steel Business Briefing
Provider: Steel Business Briefing
Date: January 29, 2008

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