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Fos-sur-Mer

Ascometal, Fos-sur-Mer

The decision to build the Ugine-Aciers stainless steel plant west of Marseille was taken in 1971. The plant was originally built as "Steelworks B" of the giant SOLLAC-Solmer (now ArcelorMittal Fos-sur-Mer) integrated plant in the immediate vicinity.

Image photography

By Viktor Macha in 2022.

Plant facts and figures

The plant have an annual capacity of 500000 tons.

The following processes are conducted in the plant:

  • Steel making

This plant produces the following type of products:

  • Billets
  • Blooms
  • Wires
  • Ingots

Full description

The decision to build the Ugine-Aciers stainless steel plant west of Marseille was taken in 1971. The plant was originally built as “Steelworks B” of the giant SOLLAC-Solmer (now ArcelorMittal Fos-sur-Mer) integrated plant in the immediate vicinity.

The first tapping of the 100 t U.H.P electric arc furnace took place in 1973. The cast ingots are further processed at the bar rolling mill and the wire mill.

After 1999, the works were successively driven by Severstal, Lucchini, Schmolz+Bickenbach and finally Swiss Steel since 2022.

Main data

Owner

The plant is owned by Swiss Steel

Address

Plant address: Route de Port Saint-Louis du Rhône - RD35

Country

The plant is located in France

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