ArcelorMittal invests in Fos-sur-Mer environmental upgrade

ArcelorMittal is investing €20 million ($22m) in its Fos-sur-Mer plant in Southern France, Kallanish learns from the company.

The steelmaker is installing a new air-filtering system which will reduce dust emission by -40% in anticipation of future environmental standards. This new system will be up and running in 2021, the company says in a note.

This investment is part of a €100m capex scheme scheduled for the plant up to 2023 with the objective of improving air quality. The new filtering system will allow the plant to go three times below the level currently authorised by the EU of 30 milligrams/cubic metre of dust, the company explains.