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This excerpt taken from the MT 20-F filed Feb 20, 2009.

Cockerill Sambre and Arcelor Produits Plats Wallonie

The primary facilities of Cockerill Sambre in Liège are located in two main plants along the Meuse River: the Seraing-Ougrée plant, which includes one coke plant, one sinter plant and two blast furnaces, and the Chertal plant, which includes a steel shop with three converters, ladle metallurgy with RH vacuum treatment, two continuous caster machines (one double strand and one single strand) and a hot strip mill. Cockerill Sambre relies on the finishing facilities of ArcelorMittal Steel Belgium and has an annual production capacity of 3.5 million tonnes of crude steel. Cockerill Sambre produced 2.0 million tonnes of crude steel in 2008.

Most raw materials used by Cockerill Sambre and Arcelor Produits Plats Wallonie are shipped from Rotterdam and Antwerp through dedicated port facilities situated along the Meuse River next to the Liège installations. Pig iron is transported from Ougrée to Chertal by torpedo ladles. The coke and blast furnace gases are sent to a power plant that produces steam and electricity. The finishing facilities located south of Liège consist of a coupled pickling rolling mill line and a pickling line and a five-stand tandem mills (located in Tilleur), batch annealing furnaces and one continuous annealing line (located in Jemeppe), four hot dip galvanizing lines and two organic coating lines (located in the Flemalle/Ramet area) as well as three electrogalvanizing lines (located in Marchin).

Cockerill Sambre produces a large range of high-quality steel grades—ultra-low carbon steels to deep-drawing aluminum-killed steels and tinplate low carbon specifications, including a range of construction steels and micro-alloyed grades. A portion of its production is sent to the Liège finishing facilities; the remainder is sold to ArcelorMittal Construction France and Condesa Group, with some slabs sold to the Duferco Group. The Liège finishing facilities mainly produce higher added-value products, such as products for automotive use (exposed and non-exposed parts), including high-strength steel for household electrical devices, general industry and construction applications, as well as packaging.

This excerpt taken from the MT 20-F filed Mar 19, 2008.

Cockerill Sambre and Arcelor Produits Plats Wallonie

Cockerill Sambre’s facilities include the upstream facilities of the sub-operational unit of Liege, the downstream facilities being part of Arcelor Steel Belgium (“ASB”). The upstream facilities of Cockerill Sambre in Liège are located in two main plants along the Meuse River: the Seraing-Ougrée plant, which includes one coke plant, one sinter plant and two blast furnaces, and the Chertal plant, which includes a steel shop with three converters, ladle metallurgy with RH vacuum treatment, two continuous caster machines (one double strand and one single strand) and a hot strip mill.

 

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Most raw materials are shipped from Rotterdam and Antwerp through dedicated port facilities situated along the Meuse River next to the Liège installations. The pig iron produced is transported from Ougrée to Chertal by torpedo ladles. The coke and blast furnace gases are sent to the power plant which produces steam and electricity. In 2007, a decision was made to restart the main blast furnace in Liège, BF6, which had been stopped in 2005 as part of Arcelor’s “Apollo Plan” (a restructuring and cost-reduction initiative). The refiring took place at the beginning of March 2008. The downstream facilities located in the south of Liège consist of a coupled pickling rolling mill line and a pickling line and a five stand tandem mills (located in Tilleur), batch annealing furnaces and one continuous annealing line (located in Jemeppe), four hot dip galvanizing lines and two organic coating lines (located in the Flemalle/Ramet area) as well as three electrogalvanizing lines (located in Marchin).

Cockerill Sambre produces a large range of high-quality steel grades, ultra-low carbon steels to deep-drawing aluminum-killed steels, tinplate low carbon specifications, the whole range of from construction steels and micro-alloyed grades. A portion of its production is sent to the Liège downstream facilities, the rest being sold to ArcelorMittal Construction France and to Condesa Group. Some slabs are also sold to the Duferco Group. The Liège downstream facilities mainly produce higher added value products, such as products for automotive use (exposed and non-exposed parts), including high-strength steel, for household electrical devices, for general industry and construction applications, and also for packaging.

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