ArcelorMittal Duisburg puts new storage hall into operation
by Hans Diederichs
This week - after just seven months of construction - steel producer ArcelorMittal Duisburg has put the new coil storage hall at its site in Ruhrort into operation - about eight weeks earlier than planned. "The interaction of all involved companies with our internal construction management worked out perfectly. In addition, there were no work-related accidents - a positive contribution to our safety goal of zero accidents", says Paul Tetteroo, CEO of ArcelorMittal Duisburg. He adds: "With the hall in Ruhrort, we have now all the steps in our value chain in one place: From the production of billets to rolling and finishing of our high-grade wire rod products until storage before shipping."
Investments of 5.8 million Euro ArcelorMittal has invested 5.8 million euros in the hall construction to further strengthen the site in Ruhrort for the future. The new hall, with a total area of around 12,500 square meters (182.5 meters x 69 meters) and a height of 17 meters, has more than enough space to accommodate around 10,000 tons of coils for storage before shipment. The surrounding infrastructure was also adapted to the new requirements: 4,500 square meters of roads entrance areas were built, old parking lots relocated, new ones created, and a shipping office was put into place. The highly modern storage area also has energy-efficient lighting with more than 200 LED lights, which is significantly more energy efficient than the old hall at nearby Hochfeld.
Own steel products were installed Last but not least, sustainability and efficiency also played a major role for the building materials. Tetteroo: "When planning and executing the project, we made a point of using our own steel products from different plants within the group." Steel offers a number of advantages in construction - thanks to sustainable production, 100% recyclability, short construction times and good availability. The beams for walls and ceilings of the hall in Duisburg come, among others, from the group's own production facility in Differdange (Luxembourg), the foundation plate was made of steel fiber concrete. The steel fibres came from the ArcelorMittal plant in Syców, Poland. They were then Poland. They were then delivered to the concrete floor for pouring the plate with 440 concrete mixers. And ArcelorMittal Construction's plant in Brehna, near Leipzig, supplied roof panels and façade sheets for the storage hall. A total of 800 tons of steel were installed.
Source and photo: ArcelorMittal Germany