Global steel giant ArcelorMittal will set up a 50:50 joint venture with Turkey''s
Borusan to build a new hot strip mill in the country, involving an investment
of $500 million.
is focusing expansion on fast growing markets like Turkey - which is seen growing
5 per cent this year - Poland, Romania and Ukraine.
new plant in Turkey is expected to be operational by the first half of 2010 and
have a capacity of 4.8 million tones, the company said.
however, has no plans for joint initiatives with Erdemir, which Turkish group
Oyak bought in a privatisation after ditching a plan to buy it in partnership
with Arcelor, board member Michel Wurth said.