ArcelorMittal Sestao steel plant

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ArcelorMittal Sestao steel plant (also known as ArcelorMittal Bilbao, or Acería Compacta de Bizkaia (ACB) (predecessor)) is a 2000-thousand tonnes per annum (ttpa) electric arc furnace (EAF) steel plant in Biscay, in Spain. ArcelorMittal Sestao steel plant operates a electric arc furnace (EAF).


The map below shows the exact location of the steel plant in Sestao, in Spain.

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ArcelorMittal Sestao was previously owned by Altos Hornos de Vizcaya in 1902, and was transferred to the Compact Steelworks of Bizkaia later. In 1996, it was bought by Aceralia (then known as Siderurgia Integral Corporation), which then became Arcelor, who merged with Mittal to form ArcelorMittal in the early 2000s.[1]

In 2020, the plant was idled from April to September due to a drop in demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.[2]

In 2021, ArcelorMittal announced that the Sestao plant was set to become world's first full-scale zero carbon-emissions steel plant by 2025. An investment of €50 million to fund the implementation of new emission-reducing technologies was undertaken.[3][4] In November 2021, ArcelorMittal suspended their steel operations at Sestao to focus on upgrading the plant; they expected to recommence operations in early 2022.[5]

ArcelorMittal Sestao operates a 10,000 tonne scrapyard on the site.[6]

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