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Avilés increases scrap content

To increase scrap content in its steelmaking process, ArcelorMittal Avilés (Spain) is overhauling its scrap handling capabilities. Modifications are being made to the scrap handling yard, loading crane, transport wagons, the loading bucket and scrap control system.

The changes will ensure that an extra 10 to 15 tonnes of recycled steel can be added to every basic oxygen furnace (BOF) charge. This will enable the recycled content of the BOF to be increased to a maximum of 80 tonnes, or almost 30% per load. Annual CO2-eq emission savings are estimated to be around 59,000 tonnes.