ArcelorMittal Gent steel plant, also known as ArcelorMittal Ghent, is a 5000 thousand tonnes per annum (TTPA) blast furnace (BF) and basic oxygen furnace (BOF) steel plant operating in Gent, Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Construction began in 1964, with a cold rolling mill completed in March 1966, and a hot rolling operational by the end of that year, the first blast furnace in 1967 and a second in 1968. Expansion continued in the early 1970s with a coking factory and second cold rolling mill.
In 2002, as part of Arbed the company became part of Arcelor, and was renamed Arcelor Ghent in 2006. Under ArcelorMittal ownership production continued, as ArcelorMittal Ghent
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Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 4000000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Steel making
This plant produces the following type of products:
SIDMAR (Siderurgie Maritime) was founded in 1962 as a part of ARBED group. The construction aside from traditionally industrial center in southern part of Belgium began in following stages:
1964 – cold rolling mill
1966 – hot strip mill
1967 – blast furnace no.1
1968 – blast furnace no.2
1970 – coking plant
In 2002 ARBED was taken over by Arcelor. Annual production today is almost 5 milion tonnes of flat steel.