Over the last five years, Acciaieria Arvedi invested more than 250 million euros, fulfilling all the regulations provided by the Program Agreement: the pig iron production was reactivated in compliance with the AIA (Integrated Environmental Authorization) prescriptions and a new cold rolling line was added to maintain the employment level.
After a series of meetings occurred at the end of 2019 and upon request of the local institutions, Acciaieria Arvedi started the process to decarbonize and reconvert the Trieste plant that led to the stop of the hot steel area (coking plant and blast furnace).
Today, through its plant in Trieste, Acciaieria Arvedi can offer cold rolled products in a wide range of grades and sizes.
The innovative hot rolling process in Cremona allows it to be supplied with coils having excellent geometrical characteristics for the production of cold rolled steels with unique characteristics and repetitive and constant properties.
Cold rolling at the Trieste works preserves the fine grain homogeneous structure of the base steel produced in Cremona and therefore its elevated formability characteristics.
The works currently employs 410 people and occupies an area of about 220.000 m2.
The site has a logistics terminal and dock overlooking the sea for the collection of raw materials and shipping of finished products, iron ore and coal yards and 17 km of internal railway plus a railway junction with the FRI network.
Cold rolling production capacity is 1.2 million tonnes/year, mainly of:
From 2022, galvanized and pre-painted steel coils
Formats derived from slitting into sheets and strips
The industrial complex is organized into a hot steel area and a cold steel area.
In the project of conversion of the industrial area of Trieste, coherently with the ambitious goals set by the European plan for the energetic transition, Arvedi Group approved an investment of 227 million euros for the plants in Trieste and Cremona, with interventions to improve the energy efficiency and cut environmental impacts.
In Trieste, the plan is to realize a new pickling line, a new painting line and a new annealing area for the production of special grades of steel.
The project involves also the conversion of the power plant into a more sustainable one, which will allow producing the electric energy for the Capacity Market with the possibility of self-consumption to power productive lines of the cold area.