June 2005

Harsco expands international service

Harrisburg, PA— Worldwide industrial services and products company Harsco Corporation announced that its MultiServ mill services division has been awarded multi-year contracts for additional outsourced services at two major steel mills in Belgium and Mexico. The contracts are projected to generate combined new revenues of more than $10 million over their duration.

In Belgium, MultiServ will add on-site scrap oxycutting to its range of services at Arcelor’s all-new Carinox meltshop, the regional hub of Arcelor’s stainless steel operations which is scheduled to become operational later this year. Oxycutting is used to cut large sections of steel into smaller pieces for further processing. The ten-year contract is patterned after similar MultiServ operations at other Arcelor sites, and will include Harsco investments in a fume collection system and mobile soundproof cutting hood. The new contract adds to MultiServ’s service responsibilities at the Carinox site, where MultiServ also holds previously announced ten-year contracts to provide comprehensive scrap yard management, liquid slag pot carrying, and slab management services.

In Mexico, MultiServ will add oxycutting to a renewal of its ongoing services at the Grupo Simec works in Apizaco, Mexico, where MultiServ has been providing services since 1993. The new contract carries a three-year term with automatic renewal. It’s MultiServ’s first with the mill’s new owners, Industrias CH (ICH) and its Grupo Simec subsidiary, which acquired the Apizaco mill from Spanish steelmaker Sidenor last year. ICH has announced new investments earlier this year to increase the group’s overall steel production by up to 13 percent.


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