ArcelorMittal is restarting the upgraded continuous pickling line at its Mardyck electrical steel plant in northern France. The line, revamped by Danieli, includes a pay-off reel, coil car, hold-down roll structure, flattener, shear, pinch roll, steel structures and roller tables.
“The purpose of the upgrade requested by ArcelorMittal was to operate with oval coils that give extra loads in the uncoiling phase, due to the oval coil inertia during rotation, and to reduce periodic maintenance time,” Danieli explains in a note sent to Kallanish.
ArcelorMittal is to invest €300 million ($301m) into its Mardyck site. Scheduled to start in 2024, a new line will produce 200,000 tonnes/year of electrical steel for use in manufacturing engines for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and hybrid vehicles.
The project will add to the steelmaker’s electrical steel plant in Saint-Chély d’Apcher, southern France. “All of the group’s electrical steels will be produced in France, strengthening France’s electromobility sector,” the steelmaker says. The project is receiving French government financial support (see Kallanish 17 March newsletter).
Natalia Capra France