Talleres y Aceros S.A. de C.V. (Tyasa), a Mexican steel producer, has issued Primetals Technologies with the final acceptance certificate for a new minimill meltshop in Fall 2014. The plant was constructed on the Ixtaczoquitlan site, and has an annual capacity of 1.2 million metric tons of steel. A EAF Quantum electric arc furnace in the new steel works has been deployed worldwide for the first time. This new type of furnace cuts the specific conversion costs of electric steel production by around 20 percent. The project also covered the secondary metallurgical facilities and a combined continuous caster that casts billets and preliminary sections, which are then used as the input material for the long-product rolling mill on the site. The new plant enables Tyasa not only to substantially increase its production capacity but also to widen its range of products.