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  • ArcelorMittal AsturiasJ. Manuel Arias, CEO ArcelorMittal Asturias

    March 2009

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    Forward-Looking Statements

    This document may contain forward-looking information and statements about ArcelorMittal and its subsidiaries. These statements include financial projections and estimates and their underlying assumptions, statements regarding plans, objectives and expectations with respect to future operations, products and services, and statements regarding future performance. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the words believe, expect, anticipate,target or similar expressions. Although ArcelorMittals management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, investors and holders of ArcelorMittals securities are cautioned that forward-looking information and statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of ArcelorMittal, that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. These risks and uncertainties include those discussed or identified in the filings with the Luxembourg Stock Market Authority for the Financial Markets (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier) and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) made or to be made by ArcelorMittal, including ArcelorMittals Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2008 filed with the SEC. ArcelorMittal undertakes no obligation to publicly update its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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    ArcelorMittal Espaa ArcelorMittal Asturias

    Overview Safety Strengths Situation in Spain How is ArcelorMittal Asturias reacting to the crisis Gijn Factory - production facilities Avils Factory - production facilities Shipments Environment / R&D Investments Conclusion


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    ArcelorMittal Espaa

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    Creation of the worlds number onesteel company

    1902 Creation of AHV

    1848 - Creation ofSta. Ana de Bolueta

    1848 - Creation ofNtra. Sra. del


    1850 - Creation ofFbrica de Merced

    1882 Creation ofAA.HH. Fbrica de

    Hierro y Acero Bilbao

    FbricaLa Vizcaya

    FbricaLa Iberia

    1850 - Creation ofFbrica de Mieres

    1857 - Creation ofFbrica de La Felguera

    (1880) - Creation ofFbrica de Moreda

    1950 Creation of ENSIDESA

    1966 Creation of UNINSA

    ENSIDESAtakes over UNINSA



    Incorporation of CSI Corporacin Siderrgica, through the valuation of the profitable assets of Corporacin de la Siderurgia Integral. Business started in 1995


    Creation of ACERALIA CORPORACIN SIDERRGICA and strategic alliance withthe ARBED Group. Integration of ARISTRAIN in Spain. Majority shareholding in Belgo-Mineira and acquisition of UCIN


    Aceralia - Arbed Usinor merger2001

    Creation of the worlds number one steel group2006

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    Production data in ktons

    SESTAO (ACB)- Hot rolled coils: 1,374

    SAGUNTO - Cold rolled: 657- Electrogalvanised: 180

    LESAKA- Hot rolled: 117- Cold rolled: 79- Galvanised: 115

    ZARAGOZA-Merchant bars: 248-Rebars: 84

    BERRIOPLANO- Panels: 8- Open sections: 10

    OLABERRA- Sections: 737

    ETXEBARRI- Tinplate: 305- Galvanised: 83

    LEGASA- Painted strip: 85

    GIJN- Wire rod: 409- Rail: 287- Heavy plate: 610


    -Merchant bars: 15

    MADRID- Sections: 449

    ZUMRRAGA- Wire rod: 217- Special bars: 33- Rebars: 238

    AVILS- Hot rolled coils: 1,966- Galvanised: 456- Tinplate: 288- Painted strip: 96

    LANGREO (ASPERSA)- Sandwich panels: 5- Profiled sheet: 4

    TOLEDO- Sandwich panels: 5

    -Sections: 388- Galvanised: 512

    Steel Solutions and ServicesLONG PRODUCTSFLAT PRODUCTS

    Not included: 34 distribution centres

    Facilities of ArcelorMittal Espaa

    Geographic location of main production sites & 2008 production for sale

    Sites of 3 sectors: FCE, LCE and Steel Solutions and Services

    Crude steel production: 8,158 kt(49,9% BOF/ 50,1% EAF)ArcelorMittals output accounts for 43,7% of the Spanish crude steel production

    Workforce: 12,413 employees

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    ArcelorMittal Asturias

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    Avils Gijn


    ArcelorMittal Asturias: location

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    Quality responsibles:ngel Fco. SUREZ-VALDS (Primary) Luis F. ESCODA (Long Products) Javier Alfredo SNCHEZ (Finishing)

    Client service responsible: Francisco J. LVAREZ-LINERA

    R & D responsible: Nicols DE ABAJO

    ArcelorMittal Asturias management

    J. Manuel AriasCEO

    Vicente SurezCFO Controlling

    Juan Carlos MenndezCOO Primary

    Emmanuel HatonCOO Downstream

    Jos Luis SantosCOO Long Products

    Jess SurezHuman Resources

    Aurelio GutirrezCentral Technical Serv.

    Management Board

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    Gijn Factory Main facilities:

    Coking Plant: 957,000 t Sinter Plants: 6,000,000 t Blast Furnaces: 4.7 Mt LDG Steel Plant: 1.1 Mt Plate Mill: 600,000 t Rail Mill: 380,000 t Wire Rod Mill: 600,000 t

    Products: heavy plate, rail and wire rod

    Avils Factory Main facilities:

    Coking Plant: 1.4 Mt LDA Steel Plant: 4.2 Mt Hot Strip Mill: 3.6 Mt Galvanising Lines: 770,000 t Tinplate Lines: 400,000 t Organic Coating Line: 250,000 t

    Facilities for flat carbon steel (hot rolled coils) and coated products (galvanised sheet, tinplate, organic coated sheet)

    Aspersa (Langreo) Sandwich panels: 1,000,000 m2/year

    Profiled sheet: 5.500 tpy

    ArcelorMittal in Asturias

    Avils Gijn


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    ArcelorMittal Asturias: production flow

    Torpedo ladle


    Hot Strip Mill


    Blast Furnaces




    Coke ovens


    Hot metal



    HEAVY PLATEPlate Mill


    Tandem Mill Continuousannealing

    Batch annealing


    GALVANISEDGalvanising lines




    ORGANIC COATEDOrganic coating line


    Wire Rod Mill

    Rail Mill


    Tandem Mill

    Iron ore(storage)


    Flat p










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    Safety performance evolution











    1.901.592.363.525.80Own workforce

    20072005200420032002Frequency rate







    2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

    Own workforce Subcontractors

    No. of Lost time accidents x 106

    Total hours workedFrequency rate =

    In ArcelorMittal there cannot be two levels in safety.

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    Multi-Product Plant producing Hot Rolled Coils, Tinplate, Galvanised sheet, Organic Coated sheet, Heavy Plate, Rail and Wire Rod.

    Fully integrated plant.

    Coke self-sufficient plant.

    Strategic location with port services close to the factories. Raw materials are unloaded at the port of Gijn, which can receive vessels of up to 250kt. Iron making facilities are linked to the port by belt conveyors.

    Its industrial configuration allows capacity to be increased across the complete product range.

    Site experienced in shared services and with capacity to extend scope to other activities and companies.

    Implementation of Arco Plan, a top management program, resulted in substantial savings. Basis for further improvements.

    ArcelorMittal Asturias: Strengths

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    Situation in Spain Spain experiences a deep downturn with:

    Residential real estate activity plummets Lack of confidence leading to low household consumption A strong impact on automotive market

    In this economical environment, steel industry is more impacted in Spain than in other countries in WE.

    Spain - Steel using sector activity - growth year on year




















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    Spain Economic outlookConsumer confidence at its lowest level since 1990and lower EU27 level

    Spain - Consumer confidence (balance of opinion)








    1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

    Spain EU27

    Latest value: Dec-2008

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    How is ArcelorMittal Asturias reacting to the crisis?

    ArcelorMIttal Asturias, being a multi-product site, is being less affected than other sites of the Group by the fall in demand of the automotive and construction sectors.

    The Asturian sites are currently being operated at 76% of their capacity thanks to the strength of some of its products: rail, heavy plate and tinplate (in 2008 rail and tinplate mills reached their annual production records)

    ArcelorMittal Asturias needs to respond to the current circumstances in a dynamic and flexible way.

    Adaptability is key in order to pull out of this difficult period in a strong position.

    Short term measures:

    Reduce working capital. Minimize inventories (raw materials, slabs, working progress and final products)

    Zero increase in CAPEX and OPEX. Investments are limited to safety, legal compliance and environmental issues.

    Adaptation of facility running to the load: in December, one of the two blast furnaces in Asturias was stopped. If the situation remains unchanged, the furnace will have to be stopped again for a few months in Q3. In Finishing facilities, one Hot Dip Galvanizing Line and one Organic Coating Line (both in Avils) are currently stopped. Blast furnaces are being operated in an all-coke mode and small diameter tuyeres are being used. Metallic charge is adapted as a function of the scrap or hot metal requirements.

    Client service improvement.

    Maintenance of fixed costs in terms of /t and reduction of SG&A expenditure.

    Adaptation of internal and external headcount to workload. Flexibility on working time / advanced holidays / time counters. Reassignment of own employees to other functions. No salary increase in 2009. Align variable pay KPIs and targets to current priorities and workload.

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    How is ArcelorMittal Asturias reacting to the crisis?

    Mid term measures:

    We enter into a cyclic period which requires a flexible production system. We should be able to increase or decrease production if needed.

    Local Continuous improvement plans must be accelerated. That means:

    Adapting the permanent workforce not to 100% of capacity but to an 80% capacity baseline.

    Building flexible solutions to meet cyclic demand (e.g., hot-stoppage of four of the eight coke-oven batteries in Avils).

    Pursuing and rapidly capturing permanent productivity improvements.

    Twinning project: Galati site (Romania): Blast Furnaces and Heavy Plate Mill.

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    Heavy Plate MillRail Mill

    Wire Rod Mill

    Steel PlantMain entrance

    Blast Furnaces

    Gijn Factory: main facilities

    Coking Plant

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    Gijn Factory: layout

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    Total volume of raw materials unloaded for ArcelorMittal Asturias (2008):

    10,49 Mt (112 vessels) Directly linked by conveyor belts to

    ArcelorMittal Asturias ore and coal yards.

    Main technical data:

    Three 50 t unloaders (maximum daily unloading capacity: 100,000 t)

    Water depth: 21 m

    Capable of accepting vessels up to 250,000 t

    Total bulk throughput in 2008:

    14,31 Mt(154 vessels)

    Raw materials (I)

    EBHISA(European Bulk Handling Installation - Gijn)

    Coking coal: 3,20 MtPCI coal: 0,94 MtTotal coal: 4.14 Mt

    Iron ore fines: 4,16 MtIron ore lumps: 0,63 MtPellets: 1,56 MtTotal ore: 6,35 Mt

    Iron orefines (40%)

    Iron ore lumps (6%)

    Pellets (15%)

    Coking coal (30%)

    PCI coal (9%)

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    Aboo coal yard Supplies coking coal to the Gijn and Avils

    Coking Plants and PCI coal to the Blast Furnaces Linked by belt conveyors to the Gijn Factory and

    by rail to the Avils Coking Plant Unblended coal storage yard: 600,000 t Blending yard: 200,000 t Annual processing capacity: 7.6 Mt

    Ore yard Storage capacity: 700,000 t Area: 63.000 m2

    Four homogenisation beds: 80,000 t (beds 1 and 2) and 90,000 t (beds 3 and 4)

    Yard incoming flow rate: 2,500 t/h 35 km belt conveyor network

    Gijn: Raw material yards

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    Sinter Plants Two plants where iron ore fines

    are heated and agglomerated for subsequent use in the Blast Furnaces

    Sinter Plant A: 2.65 Mtpy Sinter Plant B: 3.35 Mtpy

    Coking Plant - Gijn 90 ovens divided into two

    batteries, with an annual production capacity of 957,000 tof blast furnace coke

    Production per oven: 22.5 t of dry coke

    Coking time: 17 hours

    Gijn: Sinter and Coking Plants

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    Blast Furnaces These are the only two blast furnaces

    in operation in Spain

    The process consists in reducing and smelting the iron ore blend to transform it into hot metal (liquid iron)

    Combined production capacity: 4.7 Mtpy of hot metal

    Height: 90 m Hearth diameter: 11.3 and 11.7 m Torpedo ladle capacity: 259 t

    Gijn: Blast Furnaces

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    Gijn: LDG Steel Plant LDG Steel Plant :

    Annual production capacity: 1.1 million tonnes (liquid steel)

    Two BOF converters (LD process), 117 t/heat Tap-to-tap time: 48 minutes (approx.)

    Three secondary metallurgy units (2 Ladle Furnaces & Dehydrogenation-RH)

    Bloom Continuous Casting:

    Annual production capacity: 850,000 t (280x400 mm); 690,000 t (280x330 mm)

    Curved mould with 3 strands.

    Bloom cross-sections: 280x330, 280x400 mm Length: 4.5 8.0 m

    Billet Continuous Casting:

    Annual production capacity: 1.1 million tonnes

    Curved mould with 6 strands Billet formats: 150x150 mm

    Length: 9 - 15 m

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    Plate Mill: Annual production capacity: 600,000 t ArcelorMittal is the only heavy plate producer in

    Spain Size range: plates in thicknesses from 5 to 150 mm;

    widths from 1,500 to 3,300 mm and lengths from 4 to 15 m

    Gijn: Plate Mill




    International(mainly EUcountries)








    End users

    Sales by geographical markets (2008) Sales by sectors in the Spanish market (2008)

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    Rail Mill: Annual production capacity: 380,000 t Maximum rail length: 90 m Only Spanish producer of high-speed rail, a product subject to

    the most stringent quality and reliability requirements Product range:

    From 40 to 73 kg/m Unit rails ranging from 12 to 90 m Long welded rails up to 288 m Any new type of rail can be produced to order for a minimum

    volume of 6,000 t

    Gijn: Rail Mill





    Other EU countries


    Sales by geographical markets (2008)Breakdown of sales bytype of product (2008)


    High-speed rail

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    Wire Rod Mill: Annual production capacity: 600,000 t 32 rolling stands High quality wire rod for the most

    demanding applications (steelcord, cold heading applications, springs for shock absorbers, etc.)

    Size range: wire rod in diameters from 5.5 to 24 mm




    5% 2% 1%Steelcord (tyres)

    Prestressed products

    High Carbon

    Low Carbon


    Welding rods

    Main markets (2008)

    Gijn: Wire Rod Mill

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    Hot Strip Mill

    Cold Rolling Facilities

    Galvanising and Tinplate Lines

    Organic Coating Line

    Coking Plant

    Avils Factory: main facilities

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    Avils Factory: layout

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    Avils: Coking Plant

    Coking plant Avils: 240 ovens with a production of 1.4 Mtpy of coke

    Coking time ranges from 15 to 16 hours at temperatures reaching over 1,200 C

    The plant has a coal yard with a storage capacity of up to 25,000 t

    2003-2009 environmental investment plan (over EUR 53 million): Replacement of coke oven doors and frames Fume collection system on coke discharge side Replacement of coal charge cars

    Dust collection system in railcar loading area New filters in quenching towers

    Optimisation of biological water treatment plant operation

    Closure of main drain n 7 New soda tank

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    Avils: LDA Steel Plant LDA Steel Plant :

    Annual production capacity: 4.2 million tonnes

    Two 270 m3 BOF converters (LD process), operated alternately

    Tap-to-tap time: 30 minutes (approx.) Three secondary metallurgy units (RH/OB, Injection & CAS)

    Two double-strand continuous casters producing slabs to feed the Hot Strip Mill (Avils) and the Plate Mill (Gijn)

    Slab size range: Max. slab weight: 30 t Max. dimensions: 1,600 mm (width) x 11,700 mm (length) Thicknesses: 235 / 280 mm



    HSM Plate Mill

    LDA - Slab consumption breakdown (2008)

    Steel plant Hot Strip Mill Pickling TandemGalvanising


    Org. coating

    Temper Tinning

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    Hot Strip Mill (HSM): Maximum annual capacity: 3.6 Mt

    Main equipment: Three reheating furnaces One single-stand 4-high reversing roughing mill Seven 4-high stands finishing mill Two coilers

    Max. coil weight: 32 t

    Strip thickness ranges from 1.5 to 20 mm





    20%Avils Tandem 1

    Avils Tandem 2 (Tinplate)


    ArcelorMittal Bass-Indre

    Other customers

    Avils: HSM

    Breakdown of HR coil shipments by destinations (2008)

    Asturias 47%

    Interworks 33 %

    Other customers 20 %

    Steel plant Hot Strip Mill Pickling TandemGalvanising


    Org. coating

    Temper Tinning

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    Pickling Line: Annual production capacity: 1.2 Mt Process speed: 250 m/min

    Tandem Cold Rolling Mill 1: Annual production capacity: 1.4 Mt Five 4-high stands Minimum strip thickness: 0.30 mm Maximum process speed: 1,200 m/min

    Auxiliary lines: Temper mill

    Inspection and repair line with laser welder

    Avils: Cold RollingPickled coil shipments (2008)

    Fullhard coil shipments (2008)

    Steel plant Hot Strip Mill Pickling TandemGalvanising


    Org. coating

    Temper Tinning




    20% Automotive 27%

    Steel Distributors 51%

    Processing Industry 2%(metal transformation,stamping, welding, etc.)

    Interworks 20% (processinginside ArcelorMittal group)



    4% Processing Industry 49%(metal transformation,stamping, welding, etc.)

    Interworks 47%(processing insideArcelorMittal group)

    Steel Distributors

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    Galvanising Lines 1 and 2 Annual capacity: 770,000 t (250,000 t (L1) + 520,000 t (L2)) Continuous hot-dip galvanising process

    Products for general industry (L1) and automotive (L2), including exposed part grade

    Maximum coil weight: 24 t (L1) and 35 t (L2)

    Thicknesses ranging from 0.35 to 3 mm; widths from 600 to 1,600 mm; lengths from 700 to 6,000 m (subject to coil diameter)

    Main steel grades: steel for cold forming, structural elements, high yield-strength steel, rephosphorised steel, steel for drawing applications, Dual-phase and Bake-Hardening steels

    Avils: Galvanising Lines

    Galvanised coils shipments (2008)

    Steel plant Hot Strip Mill Pickling TandemGalvanising


    Org. coating

    Temper Tinning





    3% Automotive (car makers) 44%

    Automotive (suppliers)19%

    Construction Industry11% (paneling, roofing,etc.)Metal Distributors 23%

    Processing Industry 3%(metal transformation,stamping, welding, etc.)

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    Organic Coating Line Annual production capacity: 250,000 tonnes

    Double-side organic coating in thicknesses ranging from 5 to 200 microns

    Substrate: cold-rolled or galvanised steel strip in widths ranging from 600 to 1,600 mm and thicknesses from 0.2 to 1.25 mm

    Max. process speed: 130 m/min

    Organic coated strip for household appliances, construction (indoor and outdoor applications) and general industry

    Avils: Organic Coating Line

    Organic coated coils shipments (2008)

    Steel plant Hot Strip Mill Pickling TandemGalvanising


    Org. coating

    Temper Tinning



    Construction Industry85% (paneling, roofing,etc.)

    Metal Distributors 13%

    Processing Industry 2%(metal transformation,stamping, welding, etc.)

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    The Avils factory includes a number of facilitiesspecialised in the production of steel for packaging(tinplate):

    Tandem Mill 2: Annual capacity: 600,000 t Minimum thickness: 0.17 mm

    Batch annealing furnaces/Continuous annealing: Batch annealing furnaces capacity: 320,000 tpy Continuous annealing line capacity 300,000 tpy

    Temper Mills 2 and 3: Maximum annual production capacity (both mills) 388,000 t Skin-pass mills with two 4-high stands (discontinuous process) Minimum thickness: 0.14 mm

    Tinning lines 1 and 2 Annual production capacity: 400.000 t (150,000 t + 250,000 t) Electrolytic tinning process Single reduction (SR), double reduction (DR) and DWI tinplate (for

    beverage cans) Thickness range: 0.14 to 0.49 mm

    Avils: Packaging facilities




    Non DWI

    Tinplate shipments (2008)

    Steel plant Hot Strip Mill Pickling TandemGalvanising


    Org. coating

    Temper Tinning

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    Shipments by products









    Flat Tinplate Plate Long

    2008 2007

    Figures in Mt

    Total: 4069 t Total: 4112 t

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    Integrated Environmental Authorisation On May 2, 2008, the Environmental Management Service of the Regional Ministry of the Environment

    and Rural Development, notified its Decision granting ArcelorMittal Asturias the Integrated Environmental Authorisation, Dossier no. AAI-022/05. This Decision was published in the Official Gazette of the Principality of Asturias (B.O.P.A.) on June 17, 2008.

    Environmental Management Systems (EMSs) In its Asturian facilities, ArcelorMittal has implemented four ISO14000-compliant

    Environmental Management Systems, with their corresponding Monitoring Committees.

    CO2 Compliance with the Kyoto Commitment Throughout the period, CO2 emissions have been below the levels of the CO2 emission allowances

    granted under the National Allocation Plan


    Recycling and waste-to-value solutions The efficiency rate attained in waste reutilisation is currently > 90% Waste treatments are selected according to the following order of preference:

    Direct internal recycling Internal waste-to-value processing Internal recycling with prior external waste-to-value treatment External recycling, with or without intermediate waste-to-value treatment

    Ongoing research aimed at developing new recycling and waste-to-value solutions

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    A significant effort in terms of investment has been made over the last years in all the facilities and focussed on all environmental vectors (air, water, waste, soil, etc.)

    Environmental investments over the 2005-2007 period amounted to 90 M



    6% 2%

    Air Water

    Waste/By-prod. Others

    Avils Factory Gijn Factory



    15% 2%

    Air Water

    Waste/Byprod. Others

    Both Factories



    10% 2%

    Air Water

    Waste/Byprod. Others


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    Gesma: environmental monitoring software tool

    ArcelorMittals Continuous Improvement approach, coupled with the growing concern of all stakeholders regarding the preservation of the environment, led to the development of the GESMA Project.

    The Environmental Management software GESMA, currently being developed, is primarily aimed at:

    Ensuring permanent awareness of the environmental conditions of the facilities

    Improving statistical treatment of the information received/generated

    Providing warning mechanisms relating to the environmental conditions based on continuously monitored parameters (sms or email warnings)

    Automatic generation of reports meeting the monitoring requirements defined by the Public Authorities.

    Follow-up of the most significant environmental management KPIs for subsequent analysis by ArcelorMittal Asturias EMS Committees

    Improved operational control of the environmental variables of existing water treatment plants and future connections to the Industrial Main Sewer

    GESMA is a dynamic software tool, i.e. it not only provides the means to efficiently manage the environmental data but can also be continuously enhanced and expanded in line with the evolution ofinvestments, new requirements or new needs identified (CO2, dispersion models, etc...)


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    Research OrganizationAsturias (Avils)

    Main missions

    To support ArcelorMittal plants in delivering fast, high value process solutions for their deployment worldwide.

    To contribute with referential solutions for improving environmental footprint

    To help ArcelorMittal to make more efficient Business decisions


    Total Process Control: Intelligent Manufacturing, Maintenance, Safety,

    Energy, Environmental and Recycling solutions

    Supply Chain and Technoeconomic decision support tools

    Key R&D facilities

    Mechatronics and Monitoring labs (on-going)

    Combustion and Water pilot plants (on-going)

    Management Science and Data Mining modelling labs

    Open innovation (using partners labs and direct implementation in-site)

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    Industrial EnhancementINDEX

    Business & Supply ChainInnovation


    Production, Energy, Environment,Recycling and Safety


    Research OrganizationAsturias (Avils)

    Resp: Nicolas de ABAJO# 50 Engineers + Technicians

    Mechatronics, Sensors and Monitoring

    Pipe-end Technologies (Water, Air,) and By-products

    Energy and Combustion

    Vertical Integration Commercial, Planning, Logistics, Global allocation models,,

    Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Management

    CETICA (Construction)

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    Investments in 2008 & B2009

    CAPEX : 94 M Main items of environmental and maintenance capex :

    Environmental investments in Avils Coke Plant: 11 M. New row of staves in Gijn Blast Furnaces: 2 M. Heavy Plate Mill revamping: 2 M. Legal requirements: 5 M. Avils Coke Plant: 15 M. Heavy Plate Mill revamping: 5 M. Rail Mill: 5 M. Gas holders: 3 M. Rolls: 9 M.

    Budget 2009:

    Zero increase in environmental projects as compared to 2008 (legal requirements, environmental issues, upgrading of Gijn Coke Plant) and maintenance capex of 35 M (long+flat+rolls).

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    ArcelorMittal Asturias: Integrated, multi-product site (flat and long products) with maximum capacity of 5 Mt of liquid steel peryear.

    To react to the current crisis, ArcelorMittal Asturias is adjusting its production to market demand, maintaining its fixed costs andwith zero increase in environmental capex, while adjusting internal and external personnel to production requirements.

    ArcelorMittal Asturias strength is based on the variety of products that are manufactured in its facilities, as some of these products are not being affected by a shrinking demand (rail, tinplate and heavy plate).

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