Aperam Stainless Belgium Châtelet steel plant

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Aperam Stainless Belgium Châtelet steel plant, also known as Aperam Châtelet, Aperam - Carlam, Société Carolorégienne de Laminage (CARLAM) (predecessor), Carinox (predecessor), is an electric arc furnace (EAF) steel plant operating in Châtelet, Wallonie, Belgium.


The map below shows the exact location of the plant in Châtelet, Wallonie, Belgium:

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  • Location: 14 rue des Ateliers, 6200 Châtelet, Belgium
  • Coordinates (WGS 84): 50.414998, 4.532443 (exact)


Aperam was created as a spin off of ArcelorMittal.[1] The primary shareholder of Aperam is HSBC Trust Ltd., of which Mr. Lakshmi N. Mittal (CEO of ArcelorMittal), Ms. Usha Mittal, and their children are the beneficiaries.[2]

In 2012, Aperam announced it would be upgrading its Chatelet from 2013 to 2019.[3]

In 2018, an explosion occurred at the plant, injuring three employees.[4]

Steel production at Aperam Stainless Belgium Châtelet is scrap-based.[5]

Plant Details

Table 1: General Plant Details

Plant status Start date Workforce size
Operating[6] 1976[7] 712[8]

Table 2: Ownership and Parent Company Information

Parent company Parent company PermID Parent company GEM ID Owner Owner company PermID Owner company GEM ID
Aperam SA [100.0%] 5001428593 [100%] E100000130966 [100%] Aperam Stainless Belgium NV[9] 5000047720 E100000130918

Table 3: Process and Products

Steel product category Steel products ISO 14001 Main production equipment Detailed production equipment
semi-finished; finished rolled[10] stainless steel, slabs, cold rolled products[10] 2022[11] EAF[12][7] 1 EAF (160-tonne); 1 AOD converter (180-tonne)[7][12][13]

Table 4: Crude Steel Production Capacities (thousand tonnes per annum)

*Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for an explanation of the different capacity operating statuses.
Capacity operating status* Electric arc furnace steelmaking capacity Nominal crude steel capacity (total)
operating 1000 TTPA[8][13] 1000 TTPA[8][13]

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  1. Annual Report 2019, Aperam, 2020
  2. Shareholding Structure, Aperam, Retrieved on: Jul. 16, 2020
  3. "Siemens to modernize Aperam's hot rolling mill at Châtelet". Steel Orbis. 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2022-02-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "'No significant production impact' after explosion at Belgian stainless mill, Aperam says | Metal Bulletin.com". Metal Bulletin. 2018-05-09. Retrieved 2022-02-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. Aperam, Chatelet Stahlwerk, Stahl Seite, Retrieved on: Jul. 16, 2020
  6. https://web.archive.org/web/20240125061330/https://www.aperam.com/about-us/plants/. Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 https://web.archive.org/web/20220113195704/http://www.stahlseite.de/aperam.htm. Archived from the original on 13 January 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 https://web.archive.org/web/20220318134524/https://www.aperam.com/about-us/plants/chatelet/. Archived from the original on 18 March 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20230514110502/https://www.aperam.com/sites/default/files/documents/Annual%20Report%202019.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 May 2023. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. 10.0 10.1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220119171100/https://www.aperam.com/about-us/plants/. Archived from the original on 19 January 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. (PDF) https://www.aperam.com/sites/default/files/documents/ISO%2014001%20CHA%20val%202025.pdf. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. 12.0 12.1 (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20211230055830/https://www.aperam.com/sites/default/files/documents/%20Annual%20Report%202019.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 December 2021. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20220318115528/https://www.eurofer.eu/assets/Uploads/Map-20191113_Eurofer_SteelIndustry_Rev3-has-stainless.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)