Committed to a decarbonization process which should lead it to reduce its CO2 emissions by 35% by 2030, the ArcelorMittal plant in Fos-sur-Mer (Bouches-du-Rhône) is working to build its new four-pocket. This first stage, supported by the State, represents an investment of 73 million euros.
Started at the start of 2022 and expected to last another year, the construction site of the future ArcelorMittal Méditerranée pocket oven in Fos-sur-Mer (Bouches-du-Rhône) was presented by the management of the factory on February 22. It constitutes the first phase of the decarbonization program for the site’s processes. The investment amounts to 73 million euros, including 15 million euros promised by the State (via Ademe) through the France recovery plan. “It will enable us to substitute primary iron ore with recycled steel and therefore reduce our CO2 emissions by 10% from 2025.explains the director of ArcelorMittal Méditerranée, Bruno Ribo. Secondly, we will equip ourselves with an electric arc furnace to achieve a 35% reduction by 2030, an investment estimated at several hundred million euros. This will replace one of our two blast furnaces, but the traditional process will be retained to continue to produce certain types of steel».
A two-step transformation
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