Cleveland-Cliffs Coatesville steel plant

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Cleveland-Cliffs Coatesville steel plant, also known as ArcelorMittal Coatesville steel plant (predecessor) and ArcelorMittal - Bethlehem Steel, is a 800 thousand tonnes per annum (TTPA) electric arc furnace (EAF) steel plant operating in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States.


The map below shows the location of the steel plant in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States.

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  • Location: 139 Modena Road, Coatesville, PA 19230, United States[1]
  • Coordinates (WGS 84): 39.977819, -75.824512 (exact)


The Cleveland-Cliffs Coatesville plant began operating in 1810 as the Brandywine Ironworks and Nail Factory. It was also named the Lukens Steel Company for most of the 1900s. The plant was bought by Bethlehem Steel in 1998 for $400 million; however, after the company went bankrupt, it was bought by the International Steel Group (ISG) in 2003, which was bought by ArcelorMittal in 2004 and renamed to Coatesville (and Bethlehem Steel).[2][3] ArcelorMittal USA was bought by Cleveland-Cliffs in 2020 for $1.1 billion, at which point the Coatesville plant transferred owners again.[4]

In 2013, three workers were injured after a furnace exploded at the facility.[5] A similar incident had occurred in the past at the plant, when in May 2007 a block in a 165-ton electric arc furnace's taphole caused an explosion, killing one worker and injuring two others.[6]

Plant Details

Table 1: General Plant Details

Plant status Start date Workforce size
operating[1] 1810[7][8] 615[1]

Table 2: Ownership and Parent Company Information

Parent company Parent company PermID Owner Owner company PermID
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc [100%][9] 4295903753 [100%] Cleveland-Cliffs Inc[1] 4295903753

Table 3: Process and Products

Steel product category Steel products Steel sector end users ISO 14001 Main production equipment Detailed production equipment
semi-finished; finished rolled[1] steel plate, high-strength low alloy, commercial alloy, military alloy, flame-cut[1] building and infrastructure; energy; steel packaging; tools and machinery; transport[1] 2019[10] electric arc furnace (EAF)[1] 1 EAF (150-tonne, began in 1985, rev. 2017)[11][1]

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

Electric arc furnace steelmaking capacity Nominal crude steel capacity (total)
800 TTPA[1] 800 TTPA

Table 5: Actual Crude Steel Production by Year (thousand tonnes per annum):

Year BOF Production EAF Production OHF Production Total (all routes)
2020 200 TTPA[12] 200 TTPA
2021 538 TTPA[13] 538 TTPA

Articles and Resources


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  2. Metz, Gretchen (2010-06-22). "200 years of making steel in Coatesville". Delco Times. Retrieved 2021-11-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Coatesville Aims to Make Steel for 200 Years". United Steelworkers. 2019-05-28. Retrieved 2021-11-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Cleveland-Cliffs Completes Acquisition of AK Steel". Industry Week. 2020-03-13. Retrieved 2022-08-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Three injured in Pennsylvania steel plant explosion". 2013-05-28. Retrieved 2021-11-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. Ferguson, Scott; Zsamboky, Nick (January, 2017). "Electric Arc Furnace Explosions: A Deadly but Preventable Problem" (PDF). AIST. Retrieved 03 October, 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= and |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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  11. "2022 AIST Electric Arc Furnace Roundup". Association for Iron & Steel Technology. January 2022. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
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