(36) The 217.28 net ton
, 60 nhp wooden vessel Leopard was constructed in 1873 and prosecuted the seal fishery for 33 consecutive years before going aground near Ferryland in 1907 and sank.
All told, there are around 10 million net tons
of mini-sheet capacity operating in North America, Europe, and Japan, most of it representing the "compact strip production" (CSP) technology used by Nucor and developed by the German equipment supplier SMS.
According to AISI, finished steel imports rose 13.0 percent in the second quarter of 2001 from the first quarter of the year (from 5,404,000 net tons
to 6,107,000 net tons
The USP facility has world-class pipe making and coating capabilities that will produce, at its peak, 300,000 net tons
of line pipe per year to meet the anticipated demand in North America for spiral welded pipe due to natural gas and oil transmission projects.
shipments were down 12.9 percent from the same period in 2000, from 38.4 million net tons
in 2000 to 33.5 million this year, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute.
The US will introduce a tariff rate quota of 1.58 million net tons
on imports of steel wire rod, valid for three years.
The result is a combined $150-million plant that offers 470,000 sq ft of manufacturing space and 450,000 net tons
of new annual capacity.
It will be able to produce up to 300,000 net tons
annually in diameters ranging from 24 to 64 inches with grades up to X80.
steel mills shipped slightly more than 10 million net tons
in Match, a 10.1 percent increase from the 9.1 million net tons
shipped last March, and a 10.3 percent increase from the 9.1 million net tons
shipped in February 2004.