Installations Gijón harbour facilities:
–1 coal yard
–1 ore yard
–1 coke oven plant
–2 blast furnaces
–1 steel plant
–1 heavy plate mill
–1 wire rod mill
–1 rail mill
ArcelorMittal plans to restart blast furnace A at the Gijon plant in July
ArcelorMittal Corporation, one of the world’s largest steel producers, has announced plans to restart blast furnace (BF) A at its Gijón, Spain plant. Kallanish reports about it.
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 1200000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Steel making
- Rolling mill
This plant produces the following type of products:
ArcelorMittal GijónClose cooperation between Sociedad Metalúrgica Duro Felguera, Fábrica de Mieres and Sociedad Moreda-Gijón led to the decision in 1966 to build a modern metallurgical plant on the outskirts of Gijón.
Production began in 1971, when the construction of blast furnace No. 1 was completed. Blast furnace No. 2 was built the following year.
The entire metallurgical complex was built according to the German Krupp model with the Austrian Linz-Donawitz steelmaking technology applied. The original rolling mill was supplied by Blaw-Knox.
In 1973 the ironworks became the property of Empresa Nacional Siderúrgica, S.A. (ENSIDESA). In 1994 it was merged into Corporación Siderúrgica Integral, only to be taken over by the Aceralia Group three years later. Aceralia became Arcelor and ArcelorMittal later on.
The Gijón mill currently produces rolled rails, heavy plates and wire.