SAARSTAHL ASCOVAL, one of the most modern steelworks in Europe.

SAARSTAHL ASCOVAL is a steel mill that produces continuous casting rounds (“RCC”) of different diameters (from Ø180 to Ø325 mm), billets (155x155mm) and blooms (255x330mm and 300x365mm) in carbon and alloy steel.


Equipment includes:

SMS Concast 90 t / 115 MVA electric arc furnace
15 MVA refining furnace
Vacuum degassing unit (VOD) – 2 tanks
Continuous Casting Curved 4 lines Danieli – 12 m radius



The factory has an area of ​​245,000 m² and is located near Valenciennes (northern France), at the crossroads of the main highways. The factory is connected to the railway network and the Scheldt. Scrap metal is abundant in the region.

The equipment is in excellent condition; 150 million euros have been invested over the last 10 years.



Production reached 275kT in 2021, 338kT in 2018.

The capacity of the factory is between 250 and 600 kt/year depending on the production backlog and the number of production teams. The building and the available surface area allow extensions and the development of new manufacturing processes.


For more information, please contact:

Guillaume BERAUD, Directeur d’Usine / Plant

The Saint-Saulve steel mill will write a new page in its history
thanks to a modernized and efficient plant

The plant

A modernized and efficient plant

The equipment is in excellent condition. 150 m€ have been invested in the last 10 years (in particular a new continuous casting machine and a new electric arc furnace).

Flexible product scheduling

High flexibility of the product scheduling with very short leadtime (from one week to one day)

Safety and Environment

Excellent results in terms of Safety and Environment.


Rectangles: 300 x 355 mm / 255 x 300 mm
Round: from Ø180 mm to Ø325
Squares: 155 x 155 mm and 180 x 180 mm
In carbon steels and alloy steels.


ISO : 9001 / 14001 / 45001 / 50001
TÜV : 2014/68/EU + AD2000

Connections for transport

The plant is connected to road and railway networks and to the Escaut River.

Scrap yard (13000 m²)
Electric arc furnace – 90 t
Ladle furnace
Vacuum Oxygen Degassing unit (VOD) – twin tanks
4 strands continuous casting machine