San Diego-based Pacific Steel Group anticipates an early-2025 start for a 380,000 ton/year rebar mill in Mojave, Calif., integrating the facility with its fabrication and installation businesses. The company has awarded a contract to Pennsylvania-based Danieli Corp. to build an advanced MIDA Hybrid micro mill for casting #3-#11 bar in conventional lengths or spooling #3-#8 bar in packages up to 5 tons. With four North American rebar mill installations since 2009, the MIDA milling technology yields production efficiencies through “endless” casting and rolling, and lowers energy consumption by eliminating the need for the second heating phase typical of steel bar production.
The Mojave facility will help lower carbon dioxide emissions through world-class productivity metrics, reduced transportation requirements for Southwest region concrete contractors, and renewable-energy sourcing, Pacific Steel affirms. “We are excited about partnering with Danieli to build one of the cleanest, safest and most efficient steel mills in the world,” adds Chairman Eric Benson.
Rising over 36 months on a 174-acre parcel about 75 miles north of Los Angeles, the Pacific Steel Mojave mill will produce concrete rebar of low embodied carbon by tapping the California desert’s abundant renewable energy feeds.