ArcelorMittal has signed mill services contract with engineering group Harsco.

The $18M five year contract will see Harsco Metals provide refractory maintenance and meltshop services in support of the mill's ladle metallurgy furnace and converter operations at ArcelorMittal’s Dunkerque, France works.

The works is an integrated steel mill producing 6Mt/y mainly for the automotive industry.

The Harsco Metals unit supports steel and metals producers as an on-site service partner at more than 160 mills in 35 countries.