British Steel Hayange

British Steel Hayange

Hayange was one of the centers of French heavy industry since the 19th century. Black Lorraine survived the two world wars, but first troubles started in the 90´s and after the economic crisis in 2008.

The last blast furnaces were shutdown in 2012, however the only rail rolling mill in France is still doing well.

The original ironworks “Usine Saint Jacques” were founded by the family De Wendel in 1892, which managed the plant until 1994, when USINOR took over the production of rails. In 1999, the rolling mill was sold to British Steel and became part of the Corus Group soon after.

Between 2007 - 2016, the mill was operated shortly by Indian company Tata Steel and finally returned byck to British steel in 2017.

Keywords: hayange, usine, france, metallurgy, british steel, rolling mill, walzwerk, valcovna, stahlwerk, steelworks, lorraine, lotrinsko, sack, rail mill, kolejnice

Views: 631 ×

This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. By using this site you agree with it. Find out more information