ArcelorMittal Florange steel plant

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ArcelorMittal Florange steel plant is a 2400 thousand tonnes per annum (TTPA) blast furnace (BF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF) retired steel plant in Florange, Grand Est, France.

Location

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  • Location: ArcelorMittal Atlantique et Lorraine, Florange site, 17, avenue des Tilleuls, 57190 Florange, France[1]
  • Coordinates (WGS 84): 49.331722, 6.143107 (exact)

Background

In 2013, all the sintering, blast furnace, and basic-oxygen furnace plants were idled indefinitely due to economic conditions that forced ArcelorMittal to cut costs.[2] 629 employees were fired, with other employees either moved to other operations or retiring from the plant; €180 million was invested into the coking plant to keep it running.[3] Protests had been ongoing since 2012 to prevent the closing of the plants, but to no avail.[4]

In 2020, the last coking plant was also closed due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, which had been providing coke to ArcelorMittal's Dunkirk site.[5]

In 2021, ArcelorMittal was fined 150,000 Euros for two instances of pollution of the Fensch river that occurred in 2019.[6]



Plant Details

Table 1: General Plant Details

Plant status Start date Closed date Workforce size
retired[7][8] 2013 2013[7][8] 2300[9]

Table 2: Ownership and Parent Company Information

Parent company Parent company PermID Owner Owner company PermID
ArcelorMittal SA [100%][10] 5000030092 [100%] Arcelormittal Atlantique et Lorraine SASU[1] 4298163524

Table 3: Process and Products

Steel product category Steel products ISO 50001 Main production equipment Detailed production equipment
semi-finished; finished rolled[10] slabs; hot rolled products; coil[10] yes[11] blast furnace (BF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF)[1] 1 coking plant; 2 sintering plants (mothballed in 2013); 2 BOF (mothballed in 2013)[12][1][13]

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

Basic oxygen furnace steelmaking capacity Nominal crude steel capacity (total)
2400 TTPA[14] 2400 TTPA

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

Blast furnace capacity Nominal iron capacity (total)
2847 TTPA[14] 2847 TTPA

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

Sinter Coke
4400 TTPA[14] 700 TTPA[14]


Blast Furnace Details

Table 7: Blast Furnace Details:

Unit name Status Start date Stop date Current capacity
P3 retired[12][1][13] 1975[12][1][13] July 2011[7][12] 1424 TTPA[14]
P6 retired[12][1][13] 1975[12][1][13] October 2011[7][12] 1424 TTPA[14]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 https://web.archive.org/web/20220111143046/https://flateurope.arcelormittal.com/ourmills/704/176. Archived from the original on 2022-01-11. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. Reed, Stanley (2013-02-06). "ArcelorMittal, Announcing Loss, Indicates No Further Plant Closures in Europe". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  3. Smith, Tim (2013-04-16). "Mothballing of Florange's liquid phase". Steel Times International. Retrieved 2022-02-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. Willsher, Kim (2012-10-05). "French steelworkers warn blockade is a last stand to save the industry". the Guardian. Retrieved 2022-02-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "ArcelorMittal Florange shutters coke plant". EUROMETAL. 2020-04-08. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  6. "Teller Report". Teller Report. 2021-01-06. Retrieved 2022-02-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 https://web.archive.org/web/20181212235958/https://www.reuters.com/article/us-arcelormittal-france/arcelormittal-confirms-french-furnace-closures-idUSBRE8900J320121001. Archived from the original on 2018-12-12. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. 8.0 8.1 (PDF) https://corporate.arcelormittal.com/media/3z1ozw5h/arcelor-mittal-fact-book-2021.pdf. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. https://web.archive.org/web/20220120173230/https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/grand-est/coronavirus-salaries-arcelormittal-florange-denoncent-pression-leur-direction-aller-travailler-1806230.html. Archived from the original on 2022-01-20. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 https://web.archive.org/web/20220111143025/https://flateurope.arcelormittal.com/ourmills/704/dunkerque. Archived from the original on 2022-01-11. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. https://web.archive.org/web/20220629172247/https://france.arcelormittal.com/news/2018/nov/nouvelle-centrale-de-production-de-vapeur-a-florange.aspx. Archived from the original on 2022-06-29. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20220121144844/https://factbook2018.arcelormittal.com/~/media/Files/A/Arcelormittal-Factbook-2018/AM_FactBook_2018.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2022-01-21. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20211103044419/https://corporate-media.arcelormittal.com/media/4sjfifdj/factbook-2019.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2021-11-03. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20220922003449/https://storagearcelormittalprod.blob.core.windows.net/media/pevb5bum/arcelormittal_fb2014.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2022-09-22. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)

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Additional data

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