One of the most modern and state-of-the-art steel shop in Europe
Excellent results in terms of Safety and Environment


Ascoval, one of the most modern and state-of-the-art steel shop in Europe.Ascoval is a steelmaking plant that produces continuous cast rounds bars (“CCR”) in various diameters (from Ø180 to Ø325 mm) in carbon and alloy steel (up to 13% Cr). It also produces forged products (from Ø110 to Ø250 mm). The equipment consists of:90 t / 115 MVA SMS Concast Electric Arc Furnace15 MVA Ladle FurnaceVacuum Oxygen Degassing unit (VOD) – twin tanks4 strands caster Danieli – bow type ; 12 m radiusForging shop GFM with heat treatment The plant has an area of 245000 m² and is located near Valenciennes (North of France) at the crossroad of major highways. The plant is connected to railway network and Escaut River. Scrap is abundant in the region.The equipment is in excellent condition; 150 m€ have been invested in the last 10 years.Production amounted to 190 kt in 2017 and is planned at 225 kt in 2018.Capacity of the plant is between 250 and 600 kt/year depending on product-mix and number of shifts. Available building and surface allow extensions and new processes development. For further information, please contact: Cédric Orban, CEO –

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Maintaining excellence in current Safety, Environment, Quality and Service performance.


Successfully industrialize new products through process adaptation.


Obtain the approvals of the customers to allocate the CCR production to Saint-Saulve.


Reduce costs to the level of the best steelmakers on a 245 kt / year basis, which will allow for a strong development of the site’s production.