The production departments
ArcelorMittal Gent produces steel from A to Z: in the different production departments, we convert raw materials -mainly iron ore and coal- into high quality steel.
Hot phase (Ghent)
Handling of raw materials
The raw materials arrive by ship at ArcelorMittal Gent, where they are then carefully seperated.
Coal cannot be used directly in the steel making process. We first need to convert it into coke.
Iron ore as well cannot be used directly into the steel making process. It is thus first converted into sinter.
The sinter and coke are loaded into the blast furnaces where they are melted into liquid hot metal.
In the steel shop, liquid hot metal is converted into steel, which we then solidify into steel slabs.
Hot strip mill
The slabs are rolled into steel strips with a thickness varying between 1.25 to 13mm
Cold phase (Ghent, Liège, Genk and Geel)
Cold rolling mill
The hot rolled strips are converted into cold rolled steel plates with an average thickness of around 0.15 to 3mm
In our galvanising lines, we are able to add an additional protective zinc coating to our steel so that it becomes corrosion-resistant.
Jet Vapor Deposition
The JVD technology coats a moving strip of steel in a vacuum chamber, by vaporizing zinc onto the steel.
Electrolytic galvanising line
In our production line in Genk, we galvanise our steel via an electrolytic deposition process.
Organic coating line
We are able to, in both Ghent as well as Geel, add a layer of paint unto our steel plates.
In Ghent, ready-made parts that can be used for the body work of cars are produced.