New French plate mill seen boosting 2019 activity

Laminoirs des Landes (LDL), the new plate mill in the South of France, majorly controlled by Spain’s Hierros Añón and Swiss company Sipro Stahl, is set to significantly boost its activity this year. This follows its official start-up in the first half of 2018, Kallanishlearns from sources.

The local port of Bayonne confirms that LDL is expected to reach a level of import/export activity at the terminal of around 150,000 tonnes in 2019. This represents a more than fivefold increase from the 28,000t of throughput recorded last year.

The mill has a capacity of 500,000 tonnes/year, which it expects to reach by 2020.

The plant focuses on sales in France as well as the Iberian Peninsula. Its location at the port also allows the mill to export its production easily to Northern Europe and Scandinavia.