Essar Steel Algoma Reports Temporary Blast Furnace Outage

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - Essar Steel Algoma Inc. stated today that a cooling water leak, compounded by extreme weather conditions has resulted in an operating failure and unplanned outage of its No. 7 Blast Furnace.  The leak occurred on January 21, 2011.  Initial efforts towards an expedited start up were not successful due to extreme weather conditions.  A slow and controlled restart of the furnace has commenced.  The Company expects the furnace will return to full operation in approximately ten days.

A member of the Essar Group, Essar Steel Algoma Inc. is based in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  As a fully integrated steel producer, the Company derives its revenues primarily from the manufacture and sale of hot and cold rolled steel products including sheet and plate.

SOURCE Essar Steel Algoma Inc.

For further information:

COMPANY CONTACT:
Brenda Stenta
Manager Corporate Communications
Phone: +1.705.945.2209
E-mail: brenda.stenta@essar.com

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Essar Steel Algoma Inc.

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