ArcelorMittal Asturias (Gijón) steel plant

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ArcelorMittal Asturias (Gijón) steel plant, also known as ArcelorMittal Gijón and ArcelorMittal Espana Gijon, is a 1200 thousand tonnes per annum (TTPA) blast furnace (BF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF) steel plant operating in Gijon, Asturias, Spain.


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  • Location: ArcelorMittal Asturias (Gijón), Veriña de Abajo 570, 33200 Gijon (Asturias), Spain[1]
  • Coordinates (WGS 84): 43.525092, -5.731926 (exact)


ArcelorMittal Asturias consists of two steel plants, ArcelorMittal Asturias (Gijón) and ArcelorMittal Asturias (Avilés), in Asturias, Spain.[2] In December 2020, ArcelorMittal Asturias halted production for six days due to a worker's strike. Production resumed operations following the strike.[3]

A direct-reduced iron (DRI) expansion is planned for 2025.[4]

Plant Details

Table 1: General Plant Details

Plant status Workforce size
operating[1] 330[5]

Table 2: Ownership and Parent Company Information

Parent company Parent company PermID Owner Owner company PermID
ArcelorMittal SA [100%][1] 5000030092 [100%] Arcelormittal Espana SA[1] 4295889467

Table 3: Process and Products

Steel product category Steel products Main production equipment Detailed production equipment
semi-finished; finished rolled[6] long plate, wire rod, rail[1] blast furnace (BF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF)[7] 2 sinter plant; 1 BOF[7][6]

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

Basic oxygen furnace steelmaking capacity Nominal crude steel capacity (total)
1200 TTPA[1][8] 1200 TTPA

Table 5: Crude Iron Production Capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):

Blast furnace capacity Nominal iron capacity (total)
4200 TTPA[9] 4200 TTPA

Table 6: Upstream Products Production Capacities (thousand tonnes per annum)

5500 TTPA[1][10]

Table 7: Actual Crude Steel Production by Year (thousand tonnes per annum):

Year BOF Production EAF Production OHF Production Total (all routes)
2020 667 TTPA[11] 667 TTPA
2021 979 TTPA[12] 979 TTPA

Blast Furnace Details

Table 8: Blast Furnace Details:

Unit name Status Current size Current capacity
A damaged[13] 2349 m³[14] 2700 TTPA[9]
B operating[15] 2349 m³[14] 1500 TTPA[9]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Archived from the original on 2021-12-23. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ArcelorMittal Asturias (Gijón), ArcelorMittal, Retrieved on: Mar. 9, 2020
  3. ArcelorMittal resumes steel production in Gijon after strike, Julia Bolotova, Fastmarkets MB, Dec. 10, 2020
  4. "ArcelorMittal Signs MOU". Yahoo News. Retrieved 2022-04-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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