The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is taking comment until Oct. 14 on a draft Permit to Install (PTI) for Sakthi Automotive Group USA Inc. for gas-fired facilities at a new aluminum die casting facility.
Sakthi is proposing to install a new aluminum die casting facility on the south side of the vacant Southwestern High School at 201 Waterman Street, Detroit. The facility will produce lightweight aluminum castings used for automotive parts.
The proposed facility will consist of three natural gas-fired melting furnaces with low-NOx burners rated at 6.7 million British thermal units per hour (MMBtu/hr) each, two natural gas-fired heat treat furnaces with low-NOx burners rated at 6.2 MMBtu/hr each, and 30 electrically heated crucible holding furnaces. Additional facility support processes will include aluminum receiving and storage, dross storage and handling, a die cleaning enclosure, casting inspection, and facility heating, ventilation and air conditioning.