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13.7 hectares of rolling mills
35 hectares of steel mill
Steel mill production
capacity of 820 KT
Rolling mill production
capacity of 620 KT
Steel has no impact on the environment when it is used, and can be recycled ad infinitum while retaining its mechanical performance. When it comes to its production, LME is also fully committed to the major challenges of sustainable development:
Circular and local economy: our steel is made entirely from recycled scrap metal. These raw materials come from an average distance of less than 300km and our products are mainly distributed in France and Europe.
LME also aims to maximise the recovery of waste generated by the production of steel, favouring geographically close channels and allowing substitution for natural materials.
Decarbonation: production in electric furnaces emits little CO2 compared with primary production processes (emissions <100 kg/tonne for the production of billets in the steelworks and <80 kg/tonne for the transformation of finished products in the rolling mill - scopes 1 and 2).
In addition to this performance, LME is now working with the Beltrame Group on an ambitious program to reduce these emissions.
Environmental and energy excellence: certified ISO 50001 and ISO 14001, standards focused on the management of environmental and energy improvements in companies, LME is pursuing its commitment through concrete actions and investments (notably aimed at reducing the impact on water and air, the energy performance of equipment and processes, etc.).
Integration into the local area: as an industry located in an urban environment, LME is committed to integrating the site into the local area, in particular through the development of new projects (architectural and landscape integration, etc.) and by promoting its assets (project to recover waste heat from a future urban network, preservation of biodiversity, etc.).
In 2022, a new investment has been made to replace one of our reheating furnaces in the rolling mill (a highly energy-efficient furnace), with a commissioning in february 2023. This project, part-funded by France Relance’s decarbonation aid, make the production line sustainable and reliable, but above all reduce our consumption of natural gas and the associated CO2 emissions.