October 2005

Harsco to expand services at Mexico’s largest steel mills

Harrisburg, PA— Harsco Corporation announced that its MultiServ mill services division will expand its on-site services at two of Mexico’s largest steel works under multi-year contracts expected to generate new revenues of more than $40 million over their duration.

Under a new ten-year agreement at the Mittal Steel Lazaro Cardenas mill on Mexico’s Pacific coast, MultiServ will own and operate a multi-vehicle fleet of slag pot carriers that will provide round-the-clock support to the mill’s steelmaking plant. The new MultiServ-owned carriers, expected to begin operation in 2006, will replace several older units owned by the mill. Mittal Steel Lazaro Cardenas (formerly IMEXSA) is Mexico’s largest steel producer, averaging nearly four million tons of liquid steel production per year.

MultiServ will be undertaking a similar slag handling service upgrade at the DeAcero Celaya works, one of Mexico’s producers of wire products, as that mill doubles its annual production to more than two million tons within the next 12 months. To support the increased volumes, MultiServ will introduce an all-new slag pot carrying service as part of a 10-year main services contract renewal that also extends MultiServ’s other on-site responsibilities for metal recovery, slag processing and other services. MultiServ will also be taking over an on-site scrap collection service previously provided by another contractor.


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