ArcelorMittal expands Magnelis production in Spain

ArcelorMittal says it is finishing the €10 million ($10m) upgrade of galvanizing line No.1 at its Avilés plant in Spain, Kallanish learns from the company.

The project includes the implementation of technology for the manufacture of “Magnelis”, the firm’s product with anti-corrosion metallic coating. The plant has already been producing this at galvanizing line No.2 since 2017.

“ArcelorMittal estimates it could end the upgrade of galvanizing line No. 1 for the manufacture of Magnelis as from January 2023,” the company explains. The new corrosion resistance steel products, whose characteristic is a composition coating with a higher content of aluminium and magnesium, will be in thicknesses of 2mm and 3.5 mm, something that is not feasible at line No2.

ArcelorMittal thus expects to meet most demand for Magnelis in the Iberian market. This specific product is manly supplied to the solar energy sector for the construction of photovoltaic park infrastructures. Magnelis offers a substantially lower environmental impact than that of alternative materials, ArcelorMittal claims.

Todor Kirkov Bulgaria