Aperam Stainless Belgium Châtelet steel plant (also known as Aperam Châtelet, Aperam - Carlam) is a 1000-thousand tonnes per annum (ttpa) electric arc furnace (EAF) steel plant in Wallonie, in Belgium. Aperam Stainless Belgium Châtelet steel plant operates a electric arc furnace (EAF).
Carrying out a large scale retrofit at any facility can be daunting, but at a steel mill, where extreme conditions and high productivity demands combine, particularly so. As equipment such as motors require replacement, plant operators need to install new units quickly to safeguard uptime. That’s why Aperam, a leading producer of steel and alloy, selected Bauer Gear Motor to carry out a three-year retrofit project for the roller table conveyor drives at its Châtelet facility.
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 1000000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Steel making
- Rolling mill
This plant produces the following type of products:
Historicaly the third hot strip mill in Belgium was built in 1976 by “Hhainau Sambre” steel company and named as “Société Carolorégienne de Laminage” (CARLAM).
In 1981 the rolling mill was merged with Thy-Marcinelle and only year after with Cockerill society. Arcelor took over the plant in 2002.
In 2004 the new electric steel making shop was built, working today with one 160 t electric arc furnace and
180t AOD converter.
Since 2010 the mill is running under Aperam brand.