Rev. Met. Paris
Volume 99, Number 7-8, July-August 2002Laminage à chaud et à froid
Lignes aval de l'usine à froid
|Page(s)||599 - 613|
|Published online||25 October 2002|
A tribute to René Damien, a visionary, an internationalist and a decision-maker
This article tells in the form of a tribute to chairman René Damien, the founder of Usinor, the story of the French wide strip mills. The situation of the French steel industry in the 1950s is first recalled. The important decisions made to modernize this industry are then presented and the major milestones of the construction and operation of the hot strip mills of Denain, Serémange, Dunkirk and Fos are indicated.
© La Revue de Métallurgie, 2002
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