Hyre Electric, a Shorewood, Ill.-based subsidiary of EMCOR, has been awarded a contract to upgrade the electrical systems for the ArcelorMittal S.A. Indiana Harbor plant, located in East Chicago, Ind.
The company will be responsible for upgrading all of the electrical systems for the plant’s hotstrip mill, which is being retrofitted to expand its coiling capabilities. The upgrade will make the Indiana Harbor facility the only steel mill in the country capable of producing heavy-gauge steel for water and oil pipelines.
The scope of work includes rewiring and replacing the coilers as well as installing switchgear and transformers serving the hydraulic building. In addition, Hyre will also install new controllers for hundreds of the facility’s run-out table motors.