Larco Larymna smelting plant

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Larco Larymna smelting plantυγκρότημα Εργοστασίου Λαρύμνης (ΣΕΛ) της Γ.Μ.Μ.Α. (Greek)) (also known as LARCO and GMMA) is a 1150-thousand tonnes per annum (ttpa) electric arc furnace (EAF) steel plant in Thessaly, in Greece. Larco Larymna smelting plant operates a electric arc furnace (EAF).


The map below shows the exact location of the steel plant in Fthiotida, in Greece.

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The Larymna smelting plant processes nickelferrous ores (laterites) to produces ferronickel with 18-24% nickel content.[1] Ferronickel is used in the industrial production of stainless steel.[1] Larco General Mining & Metallurgical Co. S.A. also operates four mines, which supply the laterites to the Larymna smelting plant.[1]

Plant Details

  • Alternative plant names: LARCO, GMMA
  • Other language plant name: Συγκρότημα Εργοστασίου Λαρύμνης (ΣΕΛ) της Γ.Μ.Μ.Α. (Greek)
  • Location: Larymna Lokridos, GR350 12 Fthiotida, Greece
  • GPS Coordinates: 38.564265, 23.293695 (exact)
  • Plant status: operating[2]
  • Start year: 1966[3]
  • State-owned entity status: N/A
  • Parent company: Larco General Mining and Metallurgical Company SA [100%][1]
  • Parent company PermID: 4296758174 [100%]
  • Owner: Larco General Mining and Metallurgical Company SA[2]
  • Owner company PermID: 4296758174
  • Crude steel production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum): 1150.0
    • Electric arc furnace (EAF): 1150 (Estimated as total EAF charge volume x 1.15 x 10,000/year)[1]
  • Crude iron production capacities (thousand tonnes per annum):
    • Ferronickel: 2500[1]
  • Steel products: ferronickel[1]
  • Main production equipment: electric arc furnace (EAF)[1]
  • Detailed production equipment: EAF (number unknown)[1]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Larco Today, Larco, Retrieved on: Mar. 18, 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 Contact Us, Larco, Retrieved on: May 12, 2020
  3. Our History, Larco, Retrieved on: Mar. 18, 2020

Other resources

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