Business Ajaokuta Steel Company to Begin Production Before End of the Year



Ajaokuta Steel Company in Kogi State is set to begin production before the end of the year following the arrival of billets for the Light Section Mill (LSM), Managing Director of REPROM, Achimugu Attah, a technical partner of Ajaokuta steel plant, said while receiving the first batch of over 100 billets at the steel complex.

“One of the major items we have been waiting for to enable us light the blast furnace is the billets which have started arriving into the company. We will continue to stockpile the billets until we have appreciable quantity of 5,000 before we can join hands with the management of Ajaokuta Steel Complex to light the furnace to commence commercial production before the end of the year.

“We are sourcing for the billets locally and internationally through our partnership with Greener Nations Foreign Economic Corporation.

“The journey of the production of iron wroths at the LSM section of the rolling mill started in March 2013 with the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the management of the steel plant and REPROM.

“Part of the MoU was to also rehabilitate Thermal Power Plant and the Light Section Mill to enable the two segment of the company commences commercial operation.”

The Sole Administrator of the steel complex, Isah Osobere, added that the arrival of the billets would pave the way for trial production before the commencement of commercial production.

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