SARRALLE completes the assembly work of the turnkey project of the extension of the discharge system for the OLABERRIA ARCELORMITTAL plant, which will allow an improvement in the logistics process and the reduction in the production cost.
Part of ARCELORMITTAL's Long Products business line in Spain is located in ARCELORMITTAL GIPUZKOA. The Olaberria and Bergara plants are pillars of the development of the industrial market in the region and are specialized in the manufacturing of long steel products. Bergara can produce up to 550,000 tonnes per year of light profiles and Olaberria generates a maximum of 900,000 tonnes per year of medium structural profiles. The final destination of the structural profiles covers sectors such as construction of buildings, naval industry, boilermaking and bridges, among others.
Thanks to the capacity expansion works of Olaberria's electric arc furnace (EAF), in which SARRALLE is currently working and will led the production to reach 1,290,000 tons per year from September onwards, Olaberria will be able to generate enough goods to supply to its own lamination and create the sufficient quantity of billets to laminate in the facilities of Bergara that is only 24km away. Previously, Bergara had to source from third parties to meet the demand for its final products due to the production incapacity needed within ARCELORMITTAL GIPUZKOA.
The new discharge system provided by SARRALLE, in addition to the increase in scope at ARCELORMITTAL's facilities, will grant a more efficient billet evacuation and storage. The project carried out entirely by SARRALLE consisted in the delivery of the new manufactured equipment and its subsequent assembly and commissioning.