Le Creusot plant produces plates using EAF route and bottom poured ingots. Its advanced degassing facilities (VOD, VD) enables the plant to specialty grades ranging from carbon steel to stainless steels and nickel-based alloys. Le Creusot plant also provides ingots with weight up to 350 tonnes. It is one of the few European plants capable of producing clad plates (using metallurgically hot rolled bonding process). Le Creusot has also a long experience in delivering plates that meet the extremely demanding specifications of nuclear industry.
Industeel takes out the big bucks for its rolling mill
The subsidiary of ArcelorMittal spent 3.5 million euros to buy a new roller grinding machine for its rolling mill.
At Industeel, management invests. For the start of 2023, it has equipped the plant with a new grinding machine for rolling mill cylinders.
As a reminder, in the Creusotin site of the ArcelorMittal group, employees transform steel ingots into plates with its rolling mill. At very high temperatures, the steel ingots, weighing several hundred kilograms, pass under cylinders which transform them into thinner, wider and longer plates. The plates can measure from 5...
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 150000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Steel making
This plant produces the following type of products:
“Royal Foundry”, one of the oldest french ironworks were founded in 1782. In 1836 the plant was taken over by brothers Adolphe and Eugene Schneider and the works were significantly expanded by special steel castings for rail, military and machine industry.
In 1876 the world´s largest steam hammer (100t) was installed here.
Until 1920 the mill was giving jobs to more than 2,000 employees. There were blast furnaces, open-hearth steel shop, rolling mills, forges and foundry in operation.
The blast furnaces were shutdown for good in 1940.
Since 1949 the mills in Le Creusot were named “Société des Forges et Ateliers du Creusot (SFAC)”. SFAC joined the “Cie. Des Ateliers et Forges de la Loire “to form” Creusot-Loire Industries ” in 1970. However, this formation led into bankruptcy and mill was taken over by USINOR in 1984. Four years later, the Le Creusot plant was merged with belgian company “Fabrique de Fer de Charleroi”, and brand Industeel was born.
Today the plant runs one 100 t electric arc furnace, a foundry and heavy plate mill. Le Creusot is part of ArcelorMittal since 2006.