The Belval plant belongs to ArcelorMittal Europe - Long Products, business unit producing long products (sections, sheet piles, rails) in ten countries in Europe and North Africa for the construction and industry sectors.
ArcelorMittal Belval (formerly known as ProfilArbed) is the world’s largest rolling mill of hot rolled steel sheet piles and has been playing a leading role in the development of piling technology for over 100 years. The first steel sheet piles were rolled in 1911 and 1912: the ‘Ransome’ and ‘Terre Rouge’ piles. Since then the production program of ArcelorMittal’s mill in Belval has undergone constant improvement and development.
March 2023: HERITAGE- Architectural Icon: Belval blast furnaces
One of Luxembourg’s biggest restoration and renovation projects of this century, the blast furnaces at Belval are an iconic reminder of Luxembourg’s former steel glory days.
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 950000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Steel making
- Rolling mill
This plant produces the following type of products:
Last pig iron production site in once heavy industrial Luxembourg is today represented by two cold blast furnaces “A” and “B” of former ARBED (Aciéries Réunies de Burbach-Eich-Dudelange) only.
Furnace “A” with daily capacity of 2300 tons was built in 1965, five years later furnace “B” followed and finally furnace “C” was finished in 1979 and disassembled and shiped to China between 1996-97.
The site has been greatly redeveloped and subsequently rebuilt within the development project “Belval Plaza”, an administrative and business center.