ArcelorMittal Acciaierie d'italia Taranto steel plant

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ArcelorMittal Acciaierie d'italia Taranto steel plant (also known as ILVA Taranto steel plant (predecessor); ILVA S.P.A. in a.s. Stabilimento di Taranto, Taranto Steelworks, and Società Industria Laminati Piani e Affini) is a 11500-thousand tonnes per annum (ttpa) blast furnace-basic oxygen furnace (BF-BOF) steel plant in Province of Taranto, in Italy. ArcelorMittal Acciaierie d'italia Taranto steel plant operates a blast furnace (BF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF).


The map below shows the exact location of the steel plant in Taranto, in Italy.

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The ILVA Taranto steel plant is currently owned by the Italian government, but leased by ArcelorMittal, which has a purchase agreement to take over ILVA by May 2022.[1] Equipped with five blast furnaces, ILVA Taranto is the largest steelworks in Europe,[2] accounting for approximately 40% of Italian steel production.[3]


On June 5, 2017, ArcelorMittal won approval to purchase Ilva for €1.8 billion.[4] In April 2019, the Italian government announced plans to end an immunity agreement made with ArcelorMittal to shield them from prosecution for environmental problems with the plant.[5] ArcelorMittal said that ending the immunity agreement would be a breach of contract and cause ArcelorMittal to leave the plant.[5] The immunity agreement ended on November 3, 2019.[5] On November 5, 2019 ArcelorMittal announced its intention to withdraw from the transfer agreement, returning it to Ilva, in extraordinary administration, within 30 days[6]. Procedures to shut down the plant were started, then interrupted under legal and political pressure[7].

In 2020, ArcelorMittal attempted to return Ilva to the commissioners management, under the protection of the penal shield, implementing all the modernization procedures and environmental sustainability of the Taranto plant.[8][9][10][11] ArcelorMittal began a deal with the Italian Government in which the government will take an equity stake equal or greater than ArcelorMittal's remaining liabilities against the original purchase price for Ilva.[1] If the deal is completed by November 30, 2020, the original lease and purchase agreement under which ArcelorMittal took over Ilva will close by May 2022.[1]


According data available in 2009, in 2005 the production of dioxin by the steel industry ILVA in Taranto, Italy accounted for 90.3 per cent of the overall Italian emissions, and 8.8 per cent of the European emissions.[12]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 ArcelorMittal signs deal to suspend plans to exit Ilva steelworks, Reuters, Mar. 4, 2020
  2. ILVA S.p.A., Magaldi, Retrieved on: Mar. 12, 2020
  3. The ILVA Industrial Site in Taranto, European Parliament, 2015
  4. Pooler, Michael (June 6, 2017). "ArcelorMittal wins race to buy Italian steel business Ilva". Financial Times. United Kingdom. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Troubles at an Aging Steel Mill Mirror Italy's Own, New York Times, Jan. 7, 2020
  6. "AM InvestCo Italy sends withdrawal and termination notice from the lease and purchase agreement for Ilva business". Retrieved 2019-12-12.
  7. "A.Mittal has suspended furnace switchoff at Taranto steelworks - union - English". 2019-11-18. Retrieved 2019-12-12.
  8. "Ilva, interviene la procura di Milano e i commissari fanno ricorso d'urgenza". 16 November 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  9. "Ex-Ilva, i commissari denunciano Arcelor Mittal". Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  10. "Ex Ilva, ArcelorMittal spegne tutti gli altiforni: chiusura definitiva a gennaio". 16 November 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  11. "Ex Ilva, Conte: non consentiremo la chiusura, ArcelorMittal pagherà i danni". 15 November 2019. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  12. "Peacelink" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-01-31.
  13. ILVA S.P.A. Stabilmento di Taranto 2017, European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register, Oct. 9, 2019
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 "about Acciaierie d'Italia | EN". Acciaierie d'Italia. Retrieved 2022-04-03.
  15. "ILVA Industrial Site in Taranto" (PDF). European Parliament. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 30, 2021. Retrieved January 18, 2022.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 "Fact Book 2020" (PDF). ArcelorMittal. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 25, 2022. Retrieved January 25, 2022.
  17. "ArcelorMittal signs deal to suspend plans to exit Ilva steelworks". Reuters. Archived from the original on August 27, 2021. Retrieved January 15, 2022.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 "Map of EU Steel Production Sites" (PDF). Eurofer. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 20, 2022. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  19. "ArcelorMittal Italia ordered to turn off hot area in Taranto within 60 days". Steel Orbis. Retrieved 2022-04-03.
  20. "ArcelorMittal signs investment agreement with Invitalia". ArcelorMittal. Retrieved 2022-04-03.
  21. 21.0 21.1 Fact Book 2019, ArcelorMittal, 2020
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 "Products - EN". Acciaierie d'Italia. Archived from the original on March 20, 2022. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  23. "The environmental disaster of the ILVA steel plant has also violated Italy's human rights obligations". International Federation for Human Rights. Archived from the original on January 26, 2022. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  24. "Ilva, associazioni all'attacco anche su certificazione ambientale". Archived from the original on March 20, 2022. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  25. "European Industrial Emissions Portal". EEA. Archived from the original on January 19, 2022. Retrieved January 19, 2022.

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