Spanish technology and engineering supplier Sarralle Group has won an order from ArcelorMittal for the upgrade of its Belval plant in Luxembourg.
The facility has an annual capacity to produce close to 1.3Mt of beam blanks and bloom.
The investment includes the engineering and supply of a new 155-tonne Direct Current electric arc furnace and 145t vacuum degasser. Sarralle will also upgrade the six-strand continuous casting machine, fumes exhaust and material handling systems, as well as the water treatment plant.
“The new technology will allow ArcelorMittal Belval sustainable production of long products in order to offer its customers the best steel quality.”Statement from Sarralle
“The new technology will allow ArcelorMittal Belval sustainable production of long products in order to offer its customers the best steel quality,” Sarralle commented in a media report.
According to the company, the equipment is set to improve operational efficiency, reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, while minimising maintenance requirement.
The commissioning of the new plant is scheduled for the beginning of 2025.