New production of high-quality 108m-long rails

Innovacion-ArcelorMittal
Innovacion-ArcelorMittal

The 108m-long rails of arcelormittal provide further track safety, cost savings in welding, track laying and maintenance, improved rail surface quality, dimensional tolerance and increased passenger comfort.

This investment in Asturias rail mill after the successful extension to long rails in ArcelorMittal Poland, one of only two sites in Europe capable of producing 120m-long rails for the railway industry, ArcelorMittal will be the only rail European rail producer, in Europe, to have dedicated high quality long rail production in Western and Eastern Europe perfectly located for supplying both European and export markets. As a leading supplier of rails worldwide and the steel industry leader in product and process innovation, ArcelorMittal is fully geared to meet the future requirements of the rail industry. This is made possible by leveraging the company’s research and development capabilities.

Customer benefits
The 108m-long rails provide further track safety, cost savings in welding, track laying and maintenance, improved rail surface quality, dimensional tolerance and increased passenger comfort. This also allows faster development of new profiles and grades in order to fulfil customer requirements. The main upgrades in the Spanish facility linked to the investment are: change of rolling technology – from DUO to Universal – extension of the rail cooling bed and improved finishing line (to adapt to the production of 108 m rails), and state of the art rails inspection. ArcelorMittal is fully committed to the quality and reliability of its rail products, earning the full confidence and trust of its customers.