ArcelorMittal Group CTO – Belgium
The ArcelorMittal group is the world’s leading steel and mining company, with around 168,000 employees in more than 60 countries. ArcelorMittal is the leader in all major global steel markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading R&D and technology, as well as sizeable captive supplies of raw materials and outstanding distribution networks. An industrial presence in 20 countries exposes the company to all major markets, from emerging to mature. ArcelorMittal values geographical breadth, product diversity and raw materials security. Around 5% of our steel is produced in the Americas, 46% in Europe and 49% in other countries such as India, China, Kazakhstan, South Africa and Ukraine.
ArcelorMittal Belgium comprises of 5 different sites with 5.000 employees in total, and some 1.300 external workers. Today, its Belgium facilities encompass Flat Carbon Steel operations, as well as state-of-the-art research centers, in Gent and Liège. The shipments of its 5 facilities located in Gent, Genk, Geel, Liège are in total app. 6 million tons per year.
The team members of the ArcelorMittal innovation team are based at the site in Gent, responsible for coordinating the project. The team consists of engineers that are experienced in managing innovative, and specifically CO2 related projects. ArcelorMittal Belgium has its own engineering team (+100 FTEs) that manages the design, purchase and realization of new installations and handle changes on existing equipment.