Welcome to one of the last integrated steel mills active in Belgium. Here, steel is produced from raw materials – iron ore and coal – and then transformed into final products, such as rolled steel strips and automotive parts.
An integrated steel mill has several sections. Briefly, the coking plant converts coal into the metallurgical coke required to fuel the furnace. This furnace turns ore into hot liquid iron. The liquid iron is transported to the steel shop and converted into liquid steel, then cast into steel slabs. The hot strip mill rolls out these incandescent slabs into rolled steel plates. Once cooled down, the plates are transformed into finished products by the cold rolling mill, and further refined using varied cutting, pressing and welding machines.
This interactive noise generator has been recorded at various locations within the ArcelorMittal facility in Ghent. This mill is known worldwide in the steel industry for its high efficiency and low pollution.